“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. 


Basant Panchami Assembly by Grade 2B & 2C

‘‘Basant Panchami: Where the gentle breeze of knowledge meets the blooming wisdom of spring’’

Basant Panchami marks the beginning of spring in India, celebrated on the fifth day of the Hindu month of Magha. The occasion is dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, learning and the arts, making it a time for reverence and intellectual reward. Basant Panchami begins with a special assembly by Grade 2B & 2C students to offer prayers to goddess Saraswati followed by Saraswati Vandana. The atmosphere was filled with the melodious chanting of hymns and mantras dedicated to the goddess. To embark the festivity students sung a beautiful poem to capture the essence of the season’s arrival. Basant Panchami celebration was ended up with the spirit of knowledge, creativity and cultural richness in our hearts. It was a good experience of the festivity.


BASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATION (Grade I to III)

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

GD Goenka Public School, Model Town witnessed a very colourful and vibrant Basant Panchami celebration on February 14, 2024 . “ Basant Panchmi ” is an occasion which marks the advent of the spring season and is also celebrated to worship Saraswati , the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. Keeping this in mind the students of Grade l/ll /lll started the celebration with a beautiful Saraswati vandana in which they offered prayers invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati seeking knowledge and a prosperous life. The students were dressed in yellow coloured attires. The students were informed about the importance of the festival and the relevance of yellow colour on the day with the help of modules.This was followed by a flower making activity using natural flowers petals.


प्रतियोगिता (कक्षा-1)

 सब्ज़ियों का जो ले आहार , स्वस्थ रहे वह सदाबहार |   

शरीर को स्वस्थ बनाए रखने के लिए सब्जियों का सेवन अत्यधिक आवश्यक है , जिसका महत्व बताने के  लिए श्रेणी 1 के सभी विद्यार्थियों के लिए ‘मेरी प्रिय सब्ज़ी’ प्रतियोगिता  आयोजित करवाई गई | प्रतियोगिता में  सभी छात्रों ने सब्जियों के महत्व पर आधारित कुछ पंक्ति अथवा कविता सुंदर PROP के माध्यम से प्रस्तुत करते हुए  अपना उत्साह प्रकट किया | इस प्रतियोगिता में सभी कक्षाओं के 90% विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लेकर अपनी  योग्यता प्रस्तुत की | अध्यापिका ने विद्यार्थियों को प्रथम, द्वितीय और तृतीय स्थान देकर बच्चों को प्रोत्साहित किया | अध्यापिका द्वारा छात्रों को बताया गया कि सब्जियों से रहित भोजन अधूरा व पोषण  हीन होता है और सभी को सब्ज़ी खाने के लिए प्रेरित किया गया |


Café Corner: The Aroma Oasis by Grade II

“In the heart of the Aroma Oasis, where the walls echo with tales of every corner of India,

the spirit of unity paints the Union Territories into a colourful canvas.”

On February 3rd, 2024, GD Goenka Public School Model Town hosted a spectacular event titled “Café Corner- The Aroma Oasis,” offering a delightful journey through India’s Union Territories. The event aimed to celebrate India’s diverse cultural heritage while showcasing the role of basic mathematical operations in everyday life.  From the captivating performances to interactive café activities, attendees embarked on a journey of cultural presentation and mathematical exploration.

The event commenced with a solemn prayer, invoking blessings and guidance for the journey ahead, followed by the school band, an instrumental performance and a soul-stirring choir performance by the students, symbolizing the school’s ethos of unity and inclusivity.

Students showcased the rich cultural tapestry of India through a series of captivating dance performances, where each section represented a different Union Territory of India. Further, the symbolic balloons released by the school management committee signified the commencement of the cafés.

Parents were treated to a variety of café experiences, wherein through the orders, they indulged in delicious beverages and snacks and explored the mathematical aromas. Chefs and culinarians demonstrated the use of basic mathematical operations as well as effortlessly communicated, managed and fostered comprehensive development.

Glimpses of cafe corner – The Aroma Oasis  Click here


THE FLAT RACE HELD AT OUR SCHOOL IN CELEBRATION OF REPUBLIC DAY.

 The flat race held at our school in celebration of Republic Day. The event took place on the morning of January 23, 2024, and was organized with the aim of fostering a sense of unity, sportsmanship, and patriotism among the students. The event emphasized the importance of sports in fostering a healthy lifestyle and reiterated the values of teamwork and discipline. The turnout for the Republic Day sports race was successful, with students from grade I-III enthusiastically participating in the event. The sense of sportsmanship was encouraged, as students cheered for their classmates and showcased their athletic abilities. The event included the hoisting of the national flag and the singing of the national anthem. This showcased a patriotic tone for the day and emphasized the significance of celebrating Republic Day through sports. The winners were awarded with the certificate. This recognition not only acknowledged their athletic power but also encouraged students to actively participate in the future sports events.

 GRADE II WINNERS

POSITION

NAME CLASS
1st Yug Maheshwari

II-A

2nd Yuvraj Sachdeva

II-E

3rd Abeer Gulati

II- B

3rd Abeer Satija

II-B

 GRADE III WINNERS

 POSITION NAME

CLASS

1st Vedic Modi

III-B

2nd Veer Prakash

III-A

3rd Priyansh Singhla

III- C

3rd

Adhvik Singhal

III-F

 The Republic Day flat race was a resounding success, bringing together students, teachers, and staff in a celebration of athleticism, unity, and patriotism. The event not only provided a platform for showcasing talent but also instilled a sense of pride and belonging among the school community.


CHRISTMAS UDAAN GRADE -1

Games and sports have become an integral element of present day education. They teach children the qualities of discipline, sportsmanship, team spirit and leadership. They also enhance the physical and mental development of children.

Our Grade 1 Goenkans celebrated the CHRISTMAS UDAAN on 23rd December, 2023 amidst a lot of fun and frolic.

The eventful day began with melodious Christmas carols. Then our respected Principal Ma’am welcomed the esteemed gathering and emphasized on the importance of sports in a child’s life. The little shining stars presented a Pom-pom Callisthenic drill, Aerobics, Fun with hoopla, action dance, enchanting everyone with their rhythmical movements. There were some conceptual fun races for the students of Grade I, displaying their vigour and athletic talents. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. To make it more fun and memorable, few parent races were also organized wherein the parents enjoyed and participated enthusiastically.

The winners were encouraged and motivated by the Members of Management and Principal ma’am with medals and certificates. The event was concluded with a beautiful presentation of the colourful parachute by our little Goenkans.


‘हमारा गौरव’ competition Grade-I

The students of grade I participated and performed with full enthusiasm in हमारा गौरव’ competition. This competition made them learn about historical monuments and the national symbols of India as well as infuse a sense of pride and patriotism in every student’s heart.


Astronomy Session Grade-II & VI

We are all made of star-stuff. Keep reaching for the stars!” – Carl Sagan

An astronomy session was organized on 19th and 20th July 2023. It aimed to introduce students in grades 2 to 6 to the captivating world of astronomy and inspire their curiosity. The session covered topics such as Motions of the Earth – Rotation and Revolution, The Earth’s Axis and Hemispheres, Phases of the Moon, Meteor Showers and Meteors, and Measuring Distance in Space

The objective of the session was to expand the horizon of young minds in understanding of universe . some highlights are Grade 2-3 they gained a profound insight into the concepts of day and night, seasons, and the relationship between the tilt of the Earth and the changing seasons. Grade 4: they comprehended the reasons behind the Moon’s changing appearances and the lunar cycle with hands-on activities and visual representations .Grade 6: students took photograph of Earth from space and they embarked on a virtual tour, comparing the distances of planets from the Sun through engaging activities.

Students across all grades displayed enthusiasm, actively participating in discussions and showcasing a growing interest in astronomy. They asked insightful questions and demonstrated curiosity about the wonders of the universe.


Investiture Ceremony

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

 Goenka Public School Model Town believes in creating a school environment where all students thrive, expand their horizons and be the change makers that create a better tomorrow.

With this approach in mind, the Investiture Ceremony was organised to welcome the newly elected student council to their positions. This occasion signifies the trust and confidence that the school consigns in its students. The school, by providing students a platform to take on more responsibility, aims to impart students with wisdom, experiences and knowledge that will help them be better adults in the future. The goal is to ensure that active student participation consistently plays a role in helping each individual grow.

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Meena, IPS Officer AGMUT 2012 Batch, currently posted as DCP North West District Delhi Police graced the event with his benign presence. His insightful and wise words were extremely inspiring for all students. It was truly an honour for the students to witness sir talk about his experiences and opinions. His presence motivated the students to work with great enthusiasm and determination towards achieving new heights.

Donning the mantle of accountability, the student council pledged to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities and live up to the school motto – Higher, Stronger, Brighter.

 

 


Astronomy Session Grade-II & III 

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking

An introductory astronomy session was organized on 5th and 6th July 2023. It aimed at fostering a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts, discoveries and wonders of the universe. The session aims to ignite curiosity and inspire little Goenkans to explore the mysteries of the universe. By delving into various astronomical topics, participants gain a solid foundation to appreciate the wonders of the night sky and our place in the universe.

The objective of the session was to outline the goals and outcomes expected from the astronomy session. It also provided resources and recommendations for participants to continue their journey of learning about astronomy. Also, various facts about ISRO-Chandrayaan mission was considered and factual details were shared with the students.

By engaging participants in an immersive and informative manner, this introduction to astronomy session aims to spark a lifelong interest in the universe and inspire individuals to delve deeper into the wonders of the universe.


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.


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 |


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.


“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