“All study and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – a famous proverb well entrenched in our minds since childhood.
It is widely accepted that extracurricular activities are the best way of developing an individual’s personality and trimming down mental stress. A child can improve his/ her skills and enhance their confidence level.
At Goenka, we firmly believe that textual studies are a part of the full development of a child and therefore we provide a spectrum of activities. The main thrust of activities here are planned and executed to promote the holistic development of the students.
Building Tower Activity (Grade: I)
“Whatever good things we build, end in building us”
Young children learn in quite different ways. Play is what pulls together the logical and creative parts of brain. The students of Grade-I strengthened their concept of ‘Rhyming words’ through the ‘Building tower’ activity which helped them in enhancing their vocabulary, sound blends, sentence formation and identification skills.
Earth Day Celebration (Grade: II & III)
“You don’t have to be great to start,
But you have to start to be great.”
April 23rd marks the annual global observance of the United Nations English Language Day. This day is specifically dedicated to create awareness about the language’s history, as well as boosting proficiency for speakers all around the world. To inculcate the same in the little Goenkans, International English language day was celebrated on Friday, 21st April 2023 with a lot of pomp and fervour by the students of Grade II and III. The event was integrated with the theme ‘Earth Day’ to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment through the English language. Students recited poems on the theme ‘Our Green Earth’ and inspired their schoolmates that even at a young age they can be part of making the Earth a healthier planet. Creative props and posters were presented to share this message.
The day commenced with an enlightening morning assembly. The students highlighted the dangers encompassing our Earth followed by an appeal to one and all to share their bit in saving the environment. A pledge was taken up by the students and facilitators to save our unique planet- Mother Earth by judiciously using natural resources. The students also pledged to do their bit by saving electricity. The enthralling dance performance mesmerized one and all and succeeded in delivering the message ‘Clean Earth, Happy Earth!
The school celebrated ‘Earth Day’ with great zeal. A plethora of activities were presented throughout the week. Modules, class discussion and songs were used to sensitize the students about Earth Day significance. Students designed a pledge tree for their class using leaf / hand printing. ‘My Earth My Promise’ speaking skills activity was conducted were in the students spoke and wrote a promise to save the Earth. Students were taken on Nature Walk in the school campus.
The enthusiasm of the students was infectious. It was a true delight to see the students being passionate about saving their planet.
Celebrate Children’s Day (Grade: I, II & III)
“Childhood is the most beautiful out of all life’s season.”
Every year 14 November is celebrated as Children’s Day. The special day is celebrated in remembrance of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, who was devoted to welfare, education and development of the children. The day was well celebrated by the students of the Primary Wing with a series of exciting activities and events. The day started with a Talent Hunt Show, which provided the students a platform to showcase their arcane talents like singing, dancing, gymnastics, story-telling, karate and others. Various sports activities and games were relished by the students.
Yet another programme, which made the children enjoy, was the musical performance by the teachers. Students enjoyed craft activities such as designing photo frames and flower baskets. The teachers made the Children’s Day special by involving students in fun activities such as Zumba, Kokla Chappaki.
It was a fun filled day enjoyed by all. It was, truly, a delight to see the students cherish the most important part of their life, childhood.
HT Pace Intra School Painting Competition (Grade: II and III)
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”
Students of Grade II-III participated in the “Intra School Painting Competition” organized by HT Pace on 19th October 2022. The topics were given to the students on the spot to increase the curiosity among the students regarding the competition. Art enhances learners’ creativity skills and imagination. Competition develops a spirit of teamwork and social learning.
Students got a chance to showcase their creative and artistic ability. They performed enthusiastically and put their innovative ideas on paper which diversified their ideas and ways of thinking.
Diwali Celebration (Grade-I, II and III)
A time for celebration and for lights.
A time for victory of good over bad.
A time when world see the example of power of good against evil.
Diwali is where the transmission from dark to light begins. The Diwali celebrations at school often mean a festive look with diyas and lanterns adorning the classes. The activities permeate the school premises with an atmosphere of togetherness and hope. Students of Grade I-III celebrated Diwali week from 17th October – 21st October 2022 with great zeal and made school lively with their thoughtfulness and creativity. Students were indulged in a variety of activities like creative writing on Diwali, diya decoration and Green Diwali poster making activity to understand the true meaning of the festival. The celebrations became memorable with Diwali party fun and Magic Show. Indeed, it was an enjoyable celebration with student’s in school after two years of Pandemic.
Fire and Safety Drills, Earthquake awareness ( Grade-II & III)
Day 1: (Awareness About Earthquake)
Natural Disasters are one of the major cause of loss of life, property and resources making effective Disaster Management the need of the hour. Disaster Management comprises of strategies for disaster preparedness and prevention. It mandates the spread of correct protocol to be followed before, during and after the disaster to ensure maximum safety. With the same belief students of Grade I-III of G D Goenka Public School were made aware about the various natural disasters and protocols to be followed in case of emergencies through 6th September, 2022.
Day 2: (Disaster Management- Awareness and Safety in case of Fire)
G D Goenka Public School, Model Town conducted an awareness and safety drive on 7th September 2022, Wednesday to educate and train the students for an unforeseen emergency like fire. The session was organized to check the readiness of the school to face fire emergency and to make the students and staff aware about the Fire Fighting Rescue Operation and its procedure. The Fire Safety drive started with class discussion and showing videos on fire safety. Students were made aware of the fire alarm and the stair case to be used in such a situation. Grade I – III students were taken on school tour and shown fire extinguishers installed in school. Students practiced Fall – Crawl and Stop – Drop – Roll techniques in classroom. This drive helped to sensitize the students and staff about the dangers of fire, what can be done to minimize the damage and protect themselves.
Day:3 Drill in the Class
In order to spread awareness amongst the students regarding do’s and don’ts in case of earthquake and fire, G D Goenka Public School Model Town conducted a 3 days’ awareness drive wherein the first 2 days were dedicated for detailed discussion regarding these disasters and the last day for the drill in the class. The students were told about the fire point in the school, movement plan and the steps to be taken as per the situation. The drill was also conducted through the medium of pretend play with the help of earthquake and fire sound effects. The students were asked to enact as per the do’s and don’ts already discussed in the class. The drill practice was done repeatedly so as to let the students be more aware, alert, confident and responsive in case of emergencies. The drill practice was followed by other activities like poster making and speaking activity related to the same. It was an informative drive wherein the students gained knowledge about the life saving actions to be undertaken at the time of such situations.
How To Gamify Maths and How to do Art Integration in Maths ( Grade-II & III)
‘The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics.’
The school organized a workshop for the students of classes 2nd and 3rd on how to gamify Maths and integrate it with Art. Gamification allows students to understand the application of Mathematics, focus on exploration and skill acquisition. It also makes learning interactive. The important results of art integration into Maths is increase in student’s motivation and curiosity to learn.
The guest speaker for the event was Ms. Mridul Jain , member of International Council for School Leadership , who believes that all of us have a huge potential to accomplish what we feel strongly about.
The workshop helped the students to explore fundamental number concepts, place value , patterns and other important mathematical concepts. The students took great interest in the workshop and participated well in the interactive session.
Story Telling Session ( Grade-II & III)
“The aim of a storyteller is not to tell us how to think but to give us questions to think upon.”
Storytelling is a universal and traditional art form that has featured strongly in Indian culture as an effective communication tool.
To foster the skill of listening, a storytelling session by Ms. Simi Srivastava, a popular storyteller and founder of “Kathashala”, was organized by G D Goenka Public School Model Town for the students of Grade II and III.
A musical dramatization of ‘Farmer Falgu’s Trip’ was exhibited to Grade III students. The musical presentation with the props added more liveliness to the story. The session imparted values to the little Goenkans to keep peace in our hearts. The way the stories were narrated left everyone spellbound. Listening with rapt attention, children were exposed to the basics of theatrical movements, voice modulation and the rhythm of storytelling.
The children could ingrain values, improve reading and listening skills with the help of this session. Also, it opened their minds to the world beyond imagination. Overall, it was a great learning experience which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children.
Janmashtami Celebration ( Grade-I and III)
Lord Krishna was a source of immense knowledge, wisdom, love and he was a fine diplomat. His birth was more than a miracle for society. Janmashtami is one of the important Hindu
festivals celebrated for the birth of Lord Krishna. To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami was celebrated at G.D. Goenka Public School Model Town on 18th August,
2022 with mirth and joy. To celebrate the extraordinary bond between children and the Almighty, our Goenkans did many fun filled activities. In grade 3 and 2, students did handi
decoration and our first grader made paper flute and decorated it. The celebration that followed was truly entertaining and educating.
ब्रज के दलारे, यशोदा मैया की आंखों के तारे,
राधा और गोपियां उन्हें सखा कहकर पुकारें
ऐसे मनमोहक हैं श्रीकृष्ण हमारे !
Mother’s Day Celebration (Grade-I,II & III)
हमारे हर मर्ज की दवा होती है माँ , कभी डााँटती तो कभी गले लगा लेती है माँ | हमारी खुशियों में शामिल होकर, अपने गम भुला देती है माँ | जब कभी ठोकर लगे, तो हमें तुरंत याद आती है माँ |
मातृ दिवस हर साल 8 मई को मनाया जाता है | हमारे समाज में माँ के सम्मान का पर्व है International Mother’s Day Festival की शुरुआत पूरे धरती पर माँ के त्याग, बदलिान और अपनों के प्रति प्यार को ध्यान में रखते हुए माँ के सम्मान के त्योहार के रूप में हुआ| माँ को अनेक शब्दों से पुकारा जाता है जैसे – माँ , अम्मा, मम्मी, आई, माता , माई जैसे रूपों से पुकारा जाता है लेकिन जैसे ही को पुकारा जाता है हमारी आाँखों में एक अलग ही चमक देखने को मिलती है माँ शब्द में असीम प्यार छुपा हुआ है माँ शब्द आप में पूर्ण है जिसकी तुलना किसी से भी नहीं की जा सकती है |
मातृ दिवस हर साल 8 मई को मनाया जाता है | हमारे विद्यालय के पहली से तीसरी के छात्र व छात्राओं ने इस दिवस पर बड़ चढ़कर भाग दलया व अपनी माँ के प्रति भाव प्रकट किये | किसी ने सुन्दर कविता का वाचन किया तो किसी ने कुछ पंक्तियों में माँ का स्वरूप प्रस्तुत किया | कक्षा में सुन्दर चित्रकला के द्वारा सभी बच्चों ने सुन्दर कार्ड बनाए और उसमे अपने विचार लिखकर अपनी माँ के प्रति प्रेम और उल्लास प्रकट किया |
Earth Day Celebration
Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22nd April to demonstrate support for environment protection.
The official theme of Earth Day 2022 is Invest In Our Planet keeping that in mind lets take a pledge to protect and preserve our planet, and empower individuals with information and tools to make an impact and drive change.
Olympiad Result (Grade-I )
The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. We are glad to inform the result for grade I Silver zone Olympiad. Heartiest congratulations to all our young position holders. Sharing the glimpses for the same.
Solar System ( Grade-I)
The solar system was explained to the students of grade-I. 3D model of the solar system was shown to them through which they understood the positions of the eight different planets. Modules were played on the smart board which was thoroughly enjoyed by them.
Celebrated National Science Day ( Grade-II)
Students of grade 2 celebrated National science day by doing an interesting activity.They were given word search activity sheets.They found words related to astronomy. The experience was fun learning and students learnt new words.Critical thinking and scientific temperament were enhanced.
Animal Friends ( Grade-II)
students draw Animals like giraffe,Swan, Monkey,Rooster and Cow with the help of numbers 1to5 by following the instruction shown on the module.They also didi the colouring in the animals.They enjoyed the activity of drawing the animals with full zeal and enthusiasm.
“Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art”.
Flameless Cooking was held by the students of grade III in GD Goenka Public School, Model Town where the little Goenkans illuminated the importance of nutrition and health through their creative recipes. Budding chefs had put forward their innovations through their dishes. Mouth watering custard, perfectly layered sandwiches, wholesome and refreshing salads and the list is endless! Appetising dishes were prepared by these skilled chefs.
The aim of the competition was to provide a platform for students to showcase their culinary skills. It was a treat to watch students turning into amazing Master Chefs.
Goenkan Shopping Mart ( Grade-I)
Grade 1 students learned the concept of money. A shopping mart was created for them where they bought things through different denominations of money. They were able to learn the value of money. The response was overwhelming
Basant Panchmi ( Grade-I & II)
Basant Panchami was Celebrated in school with full zeal and enthusiasm.Making of a flower was done in the class for same. Students were able to understand aim and importance of festival by giving answer of the following questions, in form of quiz taken innthe class.
Which goddess is worshipped as the goddess of learning,wisdom, knowledge and fine arts.
What is the customary colour of Basant Panchami
Basant Panchami is observed in which season.
Republic Day Craft-CAP (Grade-I & II)
Students of Grade 2 made a tricolour cap related to Republic Day.They were happy to wear this cap to express their love for the Nation.Feeling of patriotism was inculcated amongst them.Students from different sections of Grade 2 enlightened their friends about Republic Day. They shared the importance and how the national festival is celebrated. It was indeed a learning session for all.Many questions were discussed with them related to the topic like-
When was India declared a republic nation?
What is a Constitution?
Who wrote the Constitution of India?
How is Republic Day Celebrated ?
Republic Day (Grade-II)
On the Important occasion of Republic Day,the students of Grade 2 made a beautiful craft depicting the tricolour.They learnt more about the significance of this national festival and how it is celebrated nation-wide.