“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.
Republic Day Craft-CAP (Grade-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 ?
Tri-colour Cap making (Grade-I)
Republic Day is celebrated all over India on 26th January. Grade 1 students conducted the Tri-colour Cap making activity. They learnt the importance
of the tri-coloured flag of India.
Different Phase of Moon (Grade-II )
The students of GRADE 2 were briefed about different phases of the Moon.The activity was done on a black sheet where they were asked to label and paste the different shapes related to the phases of the Moon using silver sheet.
शब्द रेल ( Grade I )
शब्द रेल activity was conducted in grade I . Children revised all the matras done in the class. Pictures cards were given to them in order to bring clarity and understanding.
Special Friday. Students of grade 2 learnt about the solar system and did the head gear activity in which they drew solar system on a piece of paper and weared like it a crown the whole day.. Students learnt how to draw planets and colors of all the planets.. Students enjoyed the activity time a lot.. motor skills and creative skills were enhanced and the facts related to planets were also learnt. They watched a movie and understood about the size of sun and moon.
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.
Earth making craft ( grade 1)
Grade 1 students performed an activity on the topic ” Earth” . They learned that two-third part of the Earth is covered with water and rest is land with the help of Earbud impression .They also learned about the shape of Earth.
Clock Making (Grade II)
The Concept of Clock was introduced by drawing the clock and labelling it’s all parts. Various parts to remember were also written as follows:-
1 day=24 hours 1 hours= 60 minutes 1 minutes=60 seconds
Half an hour=30 minutes Quarter an hour=15minutes
Clock was made using origami sheet by the students, real watch was shown to make the concept more clear.
Clock Making (Grade I)
Clock making activity was conducted in grade I. Children learnt O’ Clock. They made the clock on their own using origami sheets and wrote their play time in evening. They also learnt the “value of time” in our daily lives.
Astronomy (Grade 3)
Students of grade 3 learnt about zero gravity. They understood that space is having no gravity.They also did an activity in which they imagined zero gravity in their class and drew all the floating things in the class..
Astronomy ( Grade 2 )
Students of grade 2 did the activity discovering the skies.They understood about our planet Earth and its protective blanket -the atmosphere.. They also learnt about space and distinguished various things which can be found in the zones.Creative and motor skills were developed.Students were happy and enthusiastically learnt annew concept.
Joy to the World
(Christmas Presentation by Grade I)
Holistic development caters to learning with multiple styles. Students of Grade I celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ where they showcased through the presentation their stage talent as per their ability and interest involving Music, Dance and theatre skill.
In this presentation, ‘Joy to the World’ each child presented themselves according to their interest on stage and performed to the beats of rhythmic melody.
Stress is a choice so is Peace
“More smiling,less worrying
More compassion,less judgement
More blessed, less stressed.”
Students of Grade III presented a class presentation on Stress Management, “Stress is a choice so is Peace” where they come together to mesmerize everyone with their confidence and charisma.
School days are the most important phase for a child’s emotional development. It’s when the child builds his/her confidence and self-esteem. Stage exposure will not only enhance child’s creative expression but also self-esteem and interpretation- all of which can go a long way in empowering them.
Life is full of hassles,deadlines,frustration and demands but adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
‘Grandparents are the roots of the family who are the most experienced person and share the similar traits and qualities with their grandchildren.’
In order to showcase love, respect and gratitude towards Grandparents, our little Goenkan celebrated this day with full zeal and enthusiasm. Students of Grade I displayed their talent.
To enhance effective communication skills in students, an interesting interview session was conducted in Class IV where in the students performed in pairs- one student played the role of an interviewee and another student became an interviewer. Students performed excellently with fluency, confidence and great articulation. This activity have helped them to enhance their speaking and listening skills.
Kudos to all the kids!
‘Grade II & III’
A spirit of competition teaches children the importance of taking risks, resilience, perseverance and sportsmanship.
The students of Grade II and III enthusiastically participated in the ‘Hindi Competition’. And the winners were awarded with certificates.
Catch a glimpse of their proud moment.
‘Dussehra is a time to celebrate victory of good over evil’
Grade1 students performed the roles of different characters depicted in the Ramayana and shared a message that in a battle of right and wrong, righteousness always triumphs.
Light lamps and Diyas instead of crackers to tone down the celebration and make it environment friendly.
‘Lets food be the medicine and medicine by thy food.’
Nourished kitchen Competition organised for grade III was a great success. The aim of the competition was to provide a platform for students to showcase their talents and explore the area of interest.
Students prepared healthy dishes keeping nutritional value in mind. It was treat to watch students turning into amazing masterchefs.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan which is called clean India Mission was initiated by our honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi i.e. 2nd October.
Today, grade 1 students enlightened us on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti towards ‘Clean India Green India’ through their role play and shared the ways to protect our Mother Land.
SAY NO TO PLASTIC
The key to Greener and Sustainable Environment is in our hands. Each one of us has to make collective and intelligent choice of saving the environment around us.
We had amidst us our respectable Principal ma’am who gave insight to the parents and The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, a proactive committed person who added value and meaning to the initiative of the government “BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC.” We are
overwhelmed by his benign presence.