Primary

The New Student – Our Class Plant

A new member in the classroom is always welcome.  All the students get curious to know more about the member.  But what if the new member is a green healthy plant?

Studies prove that a potted plant that is grown indoors in places like offices, residences is shown to have positive psychological effect. This provoked the thought of adopting a plant by each class at 3,4, and 5 level of Delhi Public School , Nacharam. Thus the new member  was brought into each classroom. Curiosity piqued the students to learn more about it. They welcomed it with open arms.  Under the guidance of their class teacher, the students carefully placed it in a safe place.  Cards and posters were made to cheer their new member. The students  gave names like Amigo, Blossom, Prakruthi  and allotted  a roll number and ID card to it in each class. Just as the students are taken out for outdoor activities, the plants are also taken out for their dose of sunshine and fresh air.  Each student has decided   to take turns to take care of it.  It was found that when a child was lonely he went to his new friend and shared his feelings.  The sight of this distinct member in the classroom has definitely had an impact on the young minds.   The sight of this elegant member has the power to bring an instant smile to everyone’s face.  It would not only lift one’s spirit, but also fill the mind with love and respect for nature.

– Likhita Makam –IV-M

Happiness Curriculum

DPS Nacharam, launched a very unique and innovative initiative called the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ for classes III, IV, V. The objective behind this is to create ‘Happy Classrooms with Happy Children’ in turn a ‘Happy School’. The Curriculum has been designed with units catering to the various components and qualities which enables one to be happy with self and others around them.

As part of this Curriculum besides the lesson plans, every class and section has two Happiness Monitors whose core responsibility is to spread happiness and report any cases of unhappiness of the class to their class teacher.

It was a proud moment when all these Happiness Monitors were inducted into this programme. Principal Mrs. Sunitha Rao, honoured these very special category monitors with badges asked these children to be the Happiness Ambassadors and not to limit themselves to only their class but take it with them wherever they go, to their family and friends too.

As part of this creative programme, Happiness Club was also launched. The programme, obviously ended on a very ‘HAPPY’ note.

– Gayatri  Raman

NIE Coordinator

Human Library

This, One of its kind and first ever ‘Human Library’ event in DPS Nacharam was held for the students of class V as part of their Library Week. The objective behind it was to bring back the human touch and human interactions to the forefront as a powerful medium of gaining knowledge as against gaining knowledge in isolation through online and social media.

Eminent people from various fields were invited to the school.  Despite their busy schedule the dignitaries were willing to spend time with the young and curious learners. They were extended a warm welcome into the sprawling campus .  After the formal introduction of the invitees to the Director Dr. T. Sudha, Principal  Mrs. Sunitha Rao and HM Mrs. I. Sudha.  They were escorted by the student council members  to their respective venues to interact with the curious minds. The resource persons included scientists, educationists, IT expert, fashion designer , a women commercial pilot and a Major  from the defence forces.  The visit by the Prinicpal Mrs. Sunitha Rao and the Academic Director Dr. T. Sudha to one of the classes as part of Human Library was the icing on the cake. The resource persons introduced themselves and spoke about their work, their hobbies and motivated the students to become great citizen of their country. After the interactive session, the students thanked them for spending their valuable time with them. At the end of this innovative session students were totally inspired and understood the fact that human beings themselves are a rich repository of knowledge which they can any time access towards enriching their minds.

Report On Thanksgiving Assembly conducted on 23rd November 2017

On account of ‘The Thanksgiving Day’ that is celebrated on 4th Thursday of November every year,  Delhi Public School  came up with unique and wonderful ideas to celebrate it. A special Assembly for the bus drivers, bus attenders and housekeeping staff was conducted by the students of classes 3, 4 and 5 to honour and express their gratitude to them for transporting them from home to school and back safely every single day. The students expressed their deepest gratitude for their very valuable important part they part they play in the part of their learning. Students also made Thank You cards and handed them over to their bus drivers and attenders on their way back home that day.

In her speech Principal Mrs. Sunitha Rao highlighted the major role played by this department to growth of an institution.

 

The students of classes 6, 7, and 8 expressed their gratitude in a different way to another very vital department relating to safety of school students. A group of young students along with the Principal Mrs. Sunitha Rao visited the Nacharam Police Station to personally thank the Traffic Police for their unrelentless service provided to the Society. The students also gave away the Thank You cards made by their class to the traffic personal. On this occasion the Principal Mrs. Sunitha Rao highly applauded and thanked them for the service being rendered towards a orderly society. The students pledged their support in following all the traffic rules and work towards becoming a good law abiding citizen.

 

All the activities would ensure a sense of gratitude and develop an attitude to thank the unsung heroes.

Specialities

Skills are not inborn they are to be developed and we at DPS provide innumerable opportunities for young minds to hone their skills.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES: It gives a platform which enhances and develops the communication skills among our children. The Assemblies are all theme based showcasing either values, festivals or academic concepts. This is a great way to also evolve their leadership skills.

Leadership skills are further reinforced by being a member of STUDENT COUNCIL, getting selected as CLASS MONITORS and also by being INCHARGE of a particular group.

SPEAKING CORRIDORS: A visual treat to the eyes. This is a joint student-teacher activity that displays the learning through visual depiction.

GRANNY ON SKYPE: Moral values which is the base of holistic development in the child are taught through stories by grannies on Skype.

DIARY WRITING: The Creative writing skills among students are nurtured and developed through this unique concept of Diary Writing where students pen down their experiences.

KIDS SPECTRUM: A feather in our cap where a special show displayed the communication skills of our students. Class I dealt with “Science from Dawn to Dusk” in our daily lives and Class II delved into the world of “Colours and their Harmonic Rhythms”. It was a 100% participation programme.

INTERACTIVE CORNER: It gives a break to the students from the regular learning to energize their spirits. This corner has a lot of games like jig-saw puzzles, scrabbles, chess etc. which boosts up the mental aptitude and out of the box thinking among the students.

Bridge Course

It is a unique concept developed by the school which helps in the smooth transition of one level to another. The learning outcomes of one level are judged as against the Minimum Levels of Learning (MLL) of the next higher level. A Bridge course is designed

Salient Features

WATER BALLET: 

EXHIBITION ON ART & CRAFT:Napkins in Block Printing and various other Art works made by the students of I & II were put up as an exhibition.

Values

A lot of emphasis is put in augmenting the right VALUES from this young age.

Saucha and Indriya nigraha- Cleanliness in action, word and thought. Children are taught to keep themselves, their rooms, their books and everything about them clean; also done as part of the project of SWACHCH BHARATH.

Punctuality and Discipline; Politeness and showing respect to all are also inculcated in the children.

EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE IN INTERSCHOOL COMPETITIONS:
Our students have done extremely well at all Interschool competitions- viz. Udbhav, Naipunya etc.

SUBJECT WISE WEEK ENHANCEMENT MODULE:
Week Celebrations are organized to inculcate interest and to promote critical thinking amongst students for Academic and Co-curricular subjects. Special activities conducted during the week celebrations create a love for learning as well as enhances the CONFIDENCE level of the children.

Children are taught Table Manners and Etiquettes during the TABLE MANNERS WEEK
COMPETITIONS:
The School conducts a plethora of competitions to bring out the hidden potential of every child. For ex: Mini chef, Dance, Music, Theme based Fancy dress, Carol Singing, Elocution/Recitation, Quiz, News reading, etc.

CELEBRATIONS:
All National Festivals are celebrated.

SATURDAY’S SOUL MATE:
As a part of our project “Saturday’s Soul mate” teachers from Classes I & II visit orphanages to handover blankets, stationery material and some eatables which are collected from the students and teachers as part of “JOY OF GIVING WEEK”.

CLUBS:
Club activities are the right platform to hone the skills of the students. The talent of the students are brought to the limelight. They are provided with the opportunity to pursue their hobbies in various arenas like Block Printing, Dance, Music, Best out of waste, Junior Einstein, Sports….

GREENING PROJECT:
As a part of the Mega Haritha Haram programme, International Father’s Day was celebrated in a unique manner by both father and child planting saplings together.

At present we have taken up a massive tree plantation project called “GREENATHALON”