Learning to resolve conflict
March 2, 2019
Students of Pre-Primary celebrated Yellow Colour Day on 8th February 2019. To mark this occasion, they came dressed in Yellow-Coloured clothes and did various art activities like making a mustard plant field in their sketch books and a chick using cut and paste technique. They also had a talk in their class related to different yellow colour objects. They were also told about Basant Panchmi, the birthday of Goddess Saraswati.
On Global Play Day, students of Pre-Primary enjoyed playing various games with building blocks, soft toys, hoopla, balls, toy cars and buses. These activities enhanced their fine motor skills. Through play, students develop their creativity, imagination, physical, cognitive and emotional strength.
Sanskar School bid adieu to its outgoing batch of class XII on 2nd February 2019 in the school auditorium. The event commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the distinguished guests Mr B.L.Soni, IPS and Ms Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch, Village Soda.
This was followed by an inspiring address by the Principal (CBSE), Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj. In her advice to the students, the Principal pointed out that as they venture out into the vast and unknown experiences of college life, they should learn to handle their freedom with wisdom. The event continued with a melodious song by the school choir. Thereafter, citations were read out for each student while handing them lighted candles to be placed on an outline map of India drawn in front of them. Later, the teachers conducted the tilak ceremony and presented mementos to the students. It was a proud moment for the teachers and parents who witnessed the students being felicitated.
The event proceeded with the Principal (International Curriculum), Ms. Girdhar Kumari, administering the pledge to the students. They were then addressed by the eminent guests who guided and wished them for their future endeavours. After the address, the audience heard one of the parents and student share their experiences with them. The event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the School Vice Cultural Head Girl, Vagisha Tiwari.
Sanskar School students of classes XI and XII (CBSE), as well as IX and X (Cambridge), attended a live demo session based on Water Colour and Dry Pastel medium at Kalaneri Art Gallery. The session was conducted by the artist, Mr. Shuvankar Biswas. After the demo, the students tried the medium themselves. They visited the art gallery and got a briefing about the institution regarding the various options available to them after Class XII.
Sanskar School organized ‘Imagine Cup – A hub of imagination’, a Science Exhibition for the students of classes VI to VIII in the school auditorium on 31st January 2019. The students exhibited various models and projects dealing with scientific themes and principles like the working of Traffic Lights, Coffee Vending Machine, Security System for a Bike, Water Level Indicators, Biometric Machine, etc. The students worked in the school’s Science hub, ‘Atal Tinkering Lab’ to build informative models. The parents, School Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum) appreciated and applauded the effort made by the students.
Students of Pre-Primary did cut and paste activity on 22nd January 2019. They made various art pieces using cut outs of different shapes. This activity helped them to enhance their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination. This activity helped them to develop their aesthetic skills.
Sanskar School, Sirsi Road, organised its Fiesta 2019 at Sanskar Cricket Ground on 20th January 2019. The day was filled with fun and excitement for the students, parents and visitors who could be seen frolicking around the games stalls that included mind games, tech-savvy virtual games, yoga and meditation therapies as well as games of sheer luck and general merriment.
To add to the temptations, were an array of food stalls that offered a variety of cuisines like Chinese, South Indian, Italian, North Indian, Mughlai etc. Also, numerous rides like the Ferris Wheel and Columbus were enjoyed by the young lot adding to the spirit of bonhomie, friendship, family bonding and celebration.
The icing on the cake was the collection of dance and music performances by Sanskar students that received an encore from the crowd present at the venue.
The grand finale comprised the Raffle draw that included exciting gifts like Ipad, LED TV, Mobile phone, Bicycle, OTG and many more. The day was a true mix of fun and merriment for the Sanskar family and all those present at the Fiesta who made it a memorable day for all.
The Annual Prize Distribution celebration was held at Sanskar School on 20th and 21st December 2018 in the memory of (Late) Shri Kanni Thahryamal who chartered a way ahead in the field of world class education through his vision. The students were awarded prizes for proficiency in the academic year 2017-18 and for their commendable performance in activities in the current academic session 2018-19.
The Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum), as well as the esteemed guests, Mr Ajay Sinha and Mr Sudhir Mathur, gave away the prizes to the meritorious students. In the Primary school, Rig House was declared the ‘Best House’ and Vidhi Dusad (V) the ‘Best Student of the Year’. A total of 415 awards were given to the primary school achievers. Students were also rewarded for ‘Excellence in Zero period activity’ – an award given for excelling in the following co-curricular activities:
1. Dramatics – Arna Singh (Class V)
2. Folk Dance – Vidhi Dusad (Class V)
3. Western Dance – Ichcha Singhal (Class V)
4. Basketball – Rudraksh Singh Chauhan – (Class V)
5. Vocal Music – Varuni Vats (Class IV)
6. Instrumental Music – Aditya Tripathi (Class V)
7. Karate – Yashwin Jangid (Class V)
8. Cricket – Chirayu Gothwal (Class V)
9. Art & Craft – Daksh Singh (Class IV)
10. Skating – Aryan Jain (Class V)
In the Senior School, Rig House once again received the privilege of being the ‘Best House’ while Siddharth Biswas (XII) was declared the ‘Best Pupil’ and awarded a cash prize of Rs 5000. Ritul Khandelwal (XII) put on the mantle of ‘Best Sports Girl’ alongside Girraj Yadav (XII), the ‘Best Sports Boy’.
Two new trophies, along with a cash prize of Rs 5000 each, were bestowed by the honourable guests, Mr Ajay Sinha and Mr Sudhir Mathur, to the worthy candidates. The first trophy for ‘Raghu Sinha Stellar Award’ was presented to Mragansh Gautam, School Topper of Class X CBSE Board Examination. The second trophy for ‘Mala Mathur Versatile Award’, for a student displaying proficiency in academics and co-curricular activities, was given to Tanyut Sharma (XII). The Principal, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE), concluded the event by congratulating the winners and motivating the other students to try harder and give their best in their future endeavours.
The Amphitheatre of Sanskar School echoed with joy and fervor as Christmas was celebrated on 21. 12. 2018. The Nativity Scene was solemnly enacted by the students. The School Choir added melodious charm to the celebration by singing a Christmas song and a medley of Carols. As the two Santa Claus made their entry, the students became enthusiastic and turned the atmosphere electrifying by singing Jingle Bells with the choir. The Director Mrs. Rhea Tharyamal and the Principals Mrs. Girdhar Kumari and Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj graced the occasion and appreciated the performances with their applauds. Mrs. Girdhar Kumari in her message encouraged the students to share HOPE, LOVE and JOY all around them especially the needy and the under privileged.
The Pre-Primary students came dressed in red colour clothes and made Christmas decorations of red colour – Santa Claus, Angel and Stocking.
Sanskar School students from classes VI to XI actively participated in the Inter House Speech Competition held on 15th December in their respective groups. The students from class IX spoke on the topic ‘ Social media has a great impact on human behaviour and society’ followed by those from class X who expressed their views on ‘ The middle class in India is becoming selfish and obsessed with material gain’. Students from class XI took centrestage thereafter by being vocal on the topic ‘Should elections be held all over the country simultaneously?’ The Best Speakers from Class IX, X and XI were Shivam Agarwal, Khushboo Mathuria and Nomita Sharma, respectively. Sam house was declared ‘The Best House’ followed by Rig and Yajur houses at the Second and Third position.
In the group VI to VIII, the students from class VI spoke on the topic ‘Textbooks should not be replaced by technology in schools’. Class VII students took up the issue ‘Teenagers should contribute in household chores’ while class VIII students dealt with the topic ‘The value of money should be taught to children’. Durganshi (VI), Shrishti Sharda and Krish Narang (VII) and Rishit Paliwal and Khushi Malhotra (VIII) were adjudged Best Speakers for their class. Sam, Atharva and Yajur houses took up the First, Second and Third positions in the group.
Sanskar School held an informative and enlightening session on POSCO for its Class IV staff on 15th December 2018. All the school grade IV employees including the peons, helping staff, drivers, conductors and other maintenance staff were briefed about POCSO and the safety of children from physical abuse. The session was conducted by Ms. Nisha Grover from the organisation ‘Vatsalya’.
Sanskar School students from classes XI and XII (Humanities) and faculty members Ms Sunita Singh Shekhawat, Ms Charu Sharma and Mr Hemant Thapliyal participated in The Jaipur History Festival held from 12th to 15th December 2018 at City Palace, Jaipur. The students performed a play named ‘ Sapne or Haqeeqat’ – an elaborate play on Adolf Hitler’s dreams and reality. A travelogue based on the exciting and thrilling journey of Thomas Roe was displayed at the event. Various models and exhibits related to Vijaynagar Architecture like the temples, elephant stable, Virupaksha and Vitthal temple, etc. were also presented at the festival. Live demonstration of buddhist paintings, Jatak stories and Mudras was also done to shed light on Buddhism. Students from class VI onwards visited the festival during these 4 days of historical journey through time.
Sanskar School’s Science, Commerce and Humanities students of classes XI and XII attended a session on ‘Careers of the future’ by NIIT University officials. The interactive session aimed at creating awareness among students regarding the increasing changes in every sphere of their lives, careers and job profiles due to the penetration of technology. The talk focussed on helping the students make the right choice for a successful and enriching career. The session was conducted by Dr Shivendra Mathur, Registrar and Adjunct Associate Professor at NIIT University. Dr Mathur provided valuable information to the students pertaining to the customisable and diverse curriculum, available programmes, immersive industry practice, start-ups at the University, placement prospects, etc. The session concluded with the students putting forth career-related queries to clarify their doubts.
Sanskar School celebrated its Annual Sports Day 2018 at Sanskar Cricket Ground on 9th December with a lot of energy and high spirits. The event was attended by the Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Deepa Mallik, Padmashree and Arjuna awardee, Dr. Prerna Sahni, Head City Bhaskar, Mr Sudhir Mathur and Mr Ajay Sinha, renowned philanthropists, Mr Rakesh Goswami, Chief Bureau of Hindustan Times and Mr. Sandeep Sethi.
The event commenced with a welcome song followed by the Torch Lighting ceremony carried forward by the national level players of the school. This concluded with the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, declaring the Sports Meet open. The declaration was followed by a welcome address by the Principal (CBSE), Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and the Chief Guest, Dr. Deepa Mallik wherein they encouraged the children to do their best and motivated them to strive harder for attaining excellence in their life. Thereafter, Dr. Sahni moderated a small talk with the Chief Guest, Dr. Mallik which gave the audience an interesting insight into her struggles and achievements.
Thereafter the meet continued with a crisp March Past by the students led by the school council members of each house. This was followed by a Lezim Drill, ‘Dancercise’, Martial Arts and Yoga presentation by the students.
The events were interspersed with the main Athletic events for students from classes VI-XI which included 100 m, 200 m and relay races.
The concluding segment included a Tug of War between the parents. The participants were cheered enthusiastically and the meet ended with a Vote of Thanks by the Principal (International Curriculum), Ms Girdhar Kumari.
Sanskar students from classes VIII to XII attended an Art Workshop held at Disha, as a part of World Disability Day Celebrations (20th November – 3rd December), on 1st December 2018.
The workshop aimed at bringing together the students from the mainstream and the ones with special needs. The participants worked in pairs to create colourful expressions on drawing sheets/canvas in the medium of their choice. The collaboration brought about unimaginable results from the students.
The colourful world of animals was created in the premises of Sanskar School. The occasion was Exhibition of grade three under the theme “Sharing the planet “. The whole programme was structured around the central idea “The characteristics of animals determine their survival”.The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by the Principals Mrs. Girdhar Kumari (IB) and Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE). After that the Principal Mrs. Girdhar, motivated the learners with her inspiring words. The students presented wonderful play to show the classification of animals and the effect of human action on animal life. Melodious song was presented to express the feeling of suffering of animals. Through peacock dance the relation between nature and animals was beautifully displayed. In the end awareness about animal protection was presented through ‘Happy Dance’.
As a part of celebrating the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2018, Disha Foundation held a Signature Campaign for the cause of Disability at large on 26th November 2018 at Sanskar School. The Principals, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms. Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum), a large number of teachers and students signed up on banners and made contributions to show their commitment towards the care of people with disabilities.
Sanskar School students of Class XII, CBSE and IBDP, attended a seminar conducted by TIMES NIE on 19th November 2018. The session based on ‘Exploring Higher Education Opportunities’ guided the students in their choice of career selection.
It touched upon important and career defining topics such as how to select a college- India or Abroad, Education system of different countries, STEM programs hub, Scholarship Opportunities, Options in India and Abroad, etc.
The seminar equipped the students with information which would assist them in their research regarding colleges. It also provided them all the nitty-gritties about the application process.
The seminar was conducted in a highly interactive manner with a proper Q & A session towards the end focussing on addressing the doubts and queries of the students.
Sanskar School students got a day to remember on 14th November 2018 as they received numerous surprises by their teachers while celebrating Childrens’ Day in school. Right from the moment the children entered the school, they were greeted warmly by their favourite cartoon characters at the school entrance that set off their day on a cheerful note. The students were further delighted by the beautifully decorated classrooms and school building that were tastefully done up with balloons on each floor.
Students from Pre-Primary to Class II were actively involved in One Minute games and exciting activities in their classrooms. They enjoyed different games like Musical Chair, Balloon Bursting, Blow the Bubbles, Cup Stack, etc. They also enjoyed free style dance with their teachers. The teachers gave cards with meaningful quotations to the children as a token of love. They were also told about the importance of Childrens’ Day and the reason why it is celebrated across India.
The students from classes III to V had their own share of fun and activities by participating in various Fun Races at Sanskar Cricket Ground, at the end of which they received prizes for the same.
To make the day truly special for the children, the teachers conducted a special assembly for the students. The students were presented a skit, dance, medley of songs and motivational talks specially prepared by the teachers for this day. The School Principals, Mrs. Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum) and Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE), wished the children on the occasion and urged them to deliver their best in all their endeavours while offering a helping hand to the needy children.
Sanskar students of class XI attended a session related to Awareness Drive for Organ Donation, organised by Mohan Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum, at Sanskar School on 2nd November 2018.
The session was conducted by Mr Pramod Mahajan who has undertaken a 100-day, 1000km, 18 states motorcycle tour to educate people regarding the issue. As an organ donor himself, he was able to talk firsthand to the students about the myths and wrong perceptions related to organ donation.
At the end of the session, the students put forth their queries pertaining to the inspiration behind his kidney donation, its effects on his health, the reaction of his family members towards his decision, etc. The students were asked to inturn spread awareness related to this noble cause in their immediate surroundings for the benefit of community at large.
Sanskar School students attended a Special Assembly, as a part of Diwali Celebrations, a day before the Diwali break.
Some of the students presented a skit showcasing the right way to celebrate Diwali in a safe and environment-friendly manner. The students passed on the message of celebrating a cracker-free Diwali with family, relatives and friends.
The Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum), promoted the idea of celebrating Diwali as a festival of lights and togetherness.
Sanskar School IBDP students, Year 1and 2, attended an interactive session on ‘How to structure good essays’ in school on 1st November 2018.
The creative writing session was conducted by Mr Kartik Bajoria, a Writer, Columnist, Educator and Literary Moderator. The students brainstormed certain topics during the mentoring session to come up with new, interesting ways to prepare their essays for creating maximum impact on the mind of the reader.
On 2nd November 2018, the students of grade IV Sanskar school organised a class show ‘Artefacts And Stories Behind Them’ under the trans disciplinary theme ‘Where we are in place and time’ which was attended and enjoyed by the parents of the students.
The exhibition was to showcase the learning of the students about the stories behind the artefacts from various ancient civilisations. Their learning included a lot of research. The students interacted and spoke confidently about their research work, which was displayed in a very organised way.
The inquiry was focused on artefacts of the four civilisations, i.e. Indus Valley, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Chinese. Students presented their research and inquiry in the form of models, miniatures, replicas, posters and information charts. Students enthusiastically participated in the exhibition. Parents were delighted to hear and see their wards as researchers and inquirers.
As said by Henry Milles, one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things, similarly the experience of unfolding the past has made the students inquirers and thinkers.
Sanskar School organized an Inter House Story Telling Competition on 31st October 2018. Students from grade I to V participated enthusiastically and narrated stories related to “Moral Values”. They used attractive props and made the stories interesting with their voice modulation and expressive narration.
Following students secured “Best Speaker” position at different grade levels:-
Class I : Ranvijay Singh (Yajur House)
Class II : Samaira Joseph (Rig House), Abir Kulkarni (Atharva House)
Class III : Tvisha Mehrotra (Atharva House)
Class IV : Daksh Singh (Rig House)
Class V : Nakshatra Narwal (Atharva House), Priyakshi Kaura (Yajur House)
Sanskar School students of classes IX, XI and XII carried out a rally on Sirsi Road, Jaipur on 31st October to promote the use of paper bags by the vendors and shopkeepers.
The students marched down the road shouting slogans and exhibiting posters prepared by them encouraging the use of recyclable paper bags in place of plastic ones. The students also spoke and interacted with numerous shopkeepers to build awareness regarding the pertinent issue and also offered them paper bags made by the students of class X. The activity was conducted as a social drive to increase awareness regarding the cause among community members.
Sanskar School students of class XII conducted a ‘Socio-economic Geography Survey’ at Nevta village on 27th October for preparing a report on the same for academic purpose. The students were divided into groups to hold door-to-door interviews with the village residents as part of their field survey.
The students interacted with the villagers and gathered relevant information regarding the social and economic conditions of the locals. The students gained exposure to the lifestyle conditions and habits of the village residents.
Sanskar School Fine Art students from classes XI and XII, along with IBDP students of Year 1 and 2, attended a Workshop on Cyanotype Printing held on 27th October 2018 at Sanskar School. The workshop was conducted by Pearl Academy.
Cyanotype printing process, discovered by Sir John Herschel, has been a means to reproduce diagrams. It creates a cyan blue silhouette when an object is placed on a reactive surface and develops in UV light – a blueprint. In recent decades, the cyanotype process has been rediscovered by the artistic community as an affordable, technically relatively simple and aesthetically interesting technique for the creation of exceptional motifs on paper and textile surfaces and is thus used in various creative workshops.
In the workshop, the students engaged in the printing technique as well as creating the composition of natural elements.
Sanskar School hosted the Inter-House Karate Tournament 2018-19 on 25th and 26th October. The event witnessed the participation of around 150 students.
In the 6-7 Years Girls and Boys Categories, Chanchal Choudhary and Surya Pratap Singh Tawar secured Gold Medals followed by Ditiksha Dawar and Yash Bhardwaj who took home Silver Medals, respectively.
For the 8-9 Years Girls and Boys Categories, Saanvi Choudhary and Ashwin Subba were handed over Gold Medals followed closely by Manvi Jain and Atharv Khanna who clinched Silver Medals.
In the last Category including 10-11 Years Girls and Boys, Kangana Choudhary and Yashwin Jangid bagged Gold Medals while Dhruvi Jain and Harshit Sharma received Silver Medals for their performance.
Overall, in terms of houses, Sam House stood at the First position followed by Rig, Yajur and Atharva House at the Second, Third and Fourth position, respectively.
Sanskar School students from classes IX and X attended CACT (Combined Annual Training Camp) held at Universe Public School from 9th to 18th October 2018.
The following students were a part of the training camp out of which a few received medals for different events :
1. Anshika Sharma – Silver Medal in Tug of War
2. Gaurangnaa Singh
3. Diksha Agarwal
4. Harshita Chaturvedi
5. Rakshita Sharma – Gold Medal in Shooting
6. Anju – Siver Medal in Tug of War
7. Kumkum Bhati – Gold Medal in Drill & Silver Medal in Debate
8. Sauryam Singh Bhadawria
9. Puranjay Singh Nirwan
10. Jyotiraditya Singh – Gold Medal for Best Anchor
11. Gaurang Sharma
12. Vedansh Chouhan
13. Manish Kumar
14. Pradyuman Charan
15. Vivek Chouhan
Sanskar School IBDP Year 2 students and IBDP Coordinator, Ms. Manisha Chandra, attended PWSTOKCON’18 held at Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon from 12th to 14th October, 2018.
The conference saw the participation of many outstation schools as well as schools from Delhi NCR. The students were divided into 10 groups that carried out separate activities based on TOK. The students presented their theories in front of the other groups and exchanged ideas to evolve a broader outlook towards their subject area. Some of the topics included Language and its Evolution, The Narcissism of Evolved and Intelligent Species, to be or not to be, How Real is Reality, etc. The students avidly shared differing viewpoints on these issues.
Students of Pre-primary and Primary enacted scenes of Ramleela on 16th October 2018 to celebrate Dusshera – The festival of victory of good over evil. The children enacted the mythological story of Ramayana on the stage. The scenes of Ram Janma, Gurukul – Shiksha, Sita- Swayamvar, Ram vanvas, Sunder kaand, Lanka kaand were confidently and beautifully enacted by the students. The joy of home coming of Lord Ram and Sita was depicted through a beautiful dance. The students learnt about the values of obeying and respecting their elder, true friendship, honesty and helping others through this enactment. Madam Principal Mrs. Girdhar Kumari appreciated and encouraged all the participants for their hard work.
The inaugural ceremony of 11th Kanni Thahryamal All India Level Inter-School T-20 Cricket Tournament, an event that seeks to promote cricket among school students, was inaugurated on 12th October 2018 at Sanskar Cricket Ground. The tournament provides budding cricket stars an opportunity to polish their sports skills and strive for excellence. Shri Vinod Saharan, Convener Adhoc committee Rajasthan Cricket Association, Shri Rajesh Saraswat, member of Adhoc committee, Rajasthan Cricket Association graced the event by their benign presence.
Shri Tarak Sinha was the special guest for the ceremony. He is the recipient of first Dronacharya Award lifetime achievement in Cricket 2018, and is better known as Father of cricket. He has trained cricketers like Manoj Prabhakar, Ashish Nehra, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and many more who have played cricket at international level.
The young players were motivated by being told to keep moving in the face of obstacles, the imperative need to be focussed and to face all tough situations in order to achieve great heights in their career.
The tournament was declared open by Ms. Rhea Thahryamal, Director Sanskar School. Ms. Girdhar Kumari, Principal gave a warm welcome to all present there. She encouraged the players to perform fair play and maintain a co-operative spirit. She administered the oath which laid stress on maintaining true quality, glory and honour of the game and for observing its rules. She also read out the message from Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, Member of the Governing Board of the school.
The inaugural match on this exciting day was played between Rukmani Birla Modern High School and St Anselms Pink City.
Rukmani Birla Modern High School won the match by 87 runs.
Sanskar School Principal (International Curriculum), Mrs. Girdhar Kumari, attended Cambridge Central India Community Meet at Daly College. The meet that included many renowned Principals and educationists, was held at Indore.
“We sleep because they are awake we live because they die.” As tribute to all the work done by the soldiers of Indian Army, 29 September 2018 was celebrated as “Surgical Strike Day” at Sanskar School, Jaipur.
The students of the school pledged their support for the timed forces by writing letters and making cards. They participated enthusiastically to depict a place and life with immense peace, happiness and satisfaction. This created the environment of patriotism all over the school.
‘Techno-World’ class show was organized by Grade II students on 28th of September, 2018 to explore and inquire the Central idea – ‘Technology impacts on the world of work and leisure’ under the T.D. Theme ‘Where we are in place and time’. The event was graced and witnessed by the Principals, Ms.Girdhar Kumari and Ms.Neelam Bharadwaj, and parents.
Students displayed their prodigious talent and hard work to showcase their learning and understanding of the theme during the class-show. The class show had spectacular series of activities like song, dance, drama, nukkad naatak, skits, debate and an interesting questionnaire. The students demonstrated their learning about the circumstances that lead to inventions and the impact of inventions in our life. Parents were filled with admiration and appreciated the students’ efforts. The Vote of thanks was extended by the Deputy PYP coordinator, Ms. Rashmi Tanwar.
“India is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists but also domestic tourists.” Recognizing the vital role in spreading awareness and encouraging the Indians to visit various tourist destinations of the country, Sanskar School Jaipur, undertook the Paryatan Parv week under the banner of C.B.S.E, from 16 Sep.to 27 Sep. 2018.
The school celebrated this Parv with a spate of activities being included in the curriculum. The school chalked out a plan to organize a wide range of events like it conducted seminars to acquaint students with the benefits of tourism, painting competition, essay writing, slogan writing, debate and quiz on various themes related to tourism. Special assembly was conducted to highlight different cultures of various states of India. Students were given elaborate information to connect themselves to the real world by exploring various places in their country.
The whole week’s celebration was quite inspiring and motivating for the staff and students. The students participated enthusiastically and made the programme successful. The students realized the importance of tourism in mutual understanding and social harmony. It also propagated the message of “Dekho Apna Desh” among the students.
Sanskar School students, of classes XII (Commerce and Humanities) and IBDP Year 1 and 2, attended a Career Counselling session in the school on 24th September 2018. Mr Om Singh Chauhan, Dean of Daly College Business School, took the session with the students wherein he apprised them about the different career prospects, the right way to apply for each of them and the mandatory requirements for following their choice of career line. The students clarified their doubts and put up queries at the end of the session.
Students of Pre-Primary enjoyed Fun with Colour Day on 18th September 2018. They did coloring activities and explored the world of shades and hues made by using and mixing primary colours. They learnt different colouring techniques like bud painting and thumb printing. Students of class vatika did thumb printing, while class praveshika explored new shades and hues of primary colours by mixing them. This activity enhanced their fine motor skills.
Sanskar School students, parents and teachers took out time from their academic and daily routine to help rebuild the lives of those affected by floods in Kerala. The students from Primary to Senior classes brought various essential items like packaged food items, medicines, blankets, bedsheets, toiletries, footwear, etc. from their homes to help the people in Kerala cope up with the natural disaster. All the items were packed neatly and sent through the NGO ‘Goonj’ to the flood victims to see them through the hour of need. Goonj is an NGO that has been working selflessly to help needy individuals all across India. Sanskar School worked in collaboration with the organisation for this important cause.
Sanskar school organized an Inter – House Hindi Recitation Competition on 12th September 2018 from classes I to V, to celebrate Hindi Diwas. The children recited poems on various topics like patriotism, nature, God, humour, etc. The competition was conducted in 3 rounds. Rig house stood first in the competition. The Principal, Mrs. Girdhar Kumari, motivated the children to participate in co-curricular activities. The best speakers from each class were also selected.
Sanskar School held a Safety and Disaster Management session for the teachers on 11th September 2018. Prof. A.K.Singh, from Safety Professionals Association of India (SPAI), presented real life scenarios involving natural disasters and their timely management by various individuals and institutions. A powerpoint presentation, depicting the ground reality of Disaster Management Planning and Preparedness in different cities in India, was shown to highlight the crucial issue involving heavy loss of life and assets and the need to take adequate measures to counter them.
Sanskar School conducted its annual Inter House Hindi Debate Competition 2018-19 on 29th August for students of classes VI to X. For classes IX-X, the topic for the debate was ‘ Kashmir ke liye anucched 35A ki aawashyakta’. The students argued strongly for and against the motion to justify their stance. The debate was won by Rig house in the First position followed by Yajur, Sam and Atharva houses in the Second, Third and Fourth position. Ayushya Joshi (IX) and Khushboo Mathuria (X) were adjudged Best Speakers for both sides of the argument – For and Against the motion, respectively.
In case of classes VI and VII, the students debated on the topic ‘Social media yuva peedhi ko gumraah kar raha hai’. For class VIII, the topic for the debate was ‘Shiksha ki adhunikta me naitikta dam tod rahi hai’. The debate was won by Rig house in the First position followed by Sam, Atharva and Yajur houses in the Second, Third and Fourth position. Leisha Kataria (VI), Akshita Rawat (VII) and Shrishti Sharda (VII) and Rishit Paliwal for class VIII were declared Best Speakers for their respective classes.
Students of Pre-Primary and Class I celebrated Janmashtami on 31st Aug, 2018 with great enthusiasm and fervor. Scenes of Krishna Janma, Bal Leela and Krishna – Sudama friendship were enacted. These scenes from the life of Shri Krishna give lessons related to values of friendship, love, commitment and victory of good over evil. The efforts of the students were appreciated by one and all.
Sanskar School students of classes XI and XII (CBSE & IBDP) had a workshop and interactive session with officials from top U.S. Universities and KIC UnivAssist on 20th August 2017. Mr. Swaraj took an initial session with the students to brief them about issues pertaining to studying overseas in the U.S. The officials from about 20 deemed Universities like Florida International University, Ohio University, University of California, Depaul University, New York Film Academy, The University of Kansas and University of Oklahoma provided firsthand information to students to find the right fit institution as per their interests.
The students were given vital information regarding scholarships and finances, plan structure to study abroad, application requirements, areas of study and also brief university profiles of the respective institutions.
Sanskar School hosted ‘Mosaic’ – an Inter School Art Competition on 18th August 2018. Students from 31 renowned schools of Jaipur participated in the colourful event that showcased the students’ artistic ability and creative skills. The event commenced with a prayer invoking god to begin the day on an auspicious note. Thereafter, the students took to the Poster Making, Caricature Designing and Canvas Painting competitions with great gusto and fervour and spun magic through their deft fingers. The participants gave vent to their imagination and aesthetic exploration by creating magical expressions on canvas. The competing platform stirred the imagination and provided a pedestal for innovation, exploration and aesthetics.
An initiative to involve the accompanying teachers in the event produced an overwhelming response with the teachers showing their artistic flair and innovative spirit through artworks created from random items in an activity planned for the teachers.
The occasion was graced by Mrs. Saumya Sharma, Director Kalaneri, Mr. Rajat Pandel, Associate Professor in Department of Fine Arts, University of Jaipur and Mr. Shaan Bhatnagar, an Indian Painter and Interior Designer par excellence who served as judges for the event. The Director, Mrs. Rhea Tharyamal and the Principals, Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Mrs. Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum) presented the memento to the distinguished guests. The Principal, Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj, welcomed the gathering on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the participants.
The Poster Making Competition was won by Neerja Modi School at the first spot followed by Maheshwari Public School (Pratap Nagar) and Delhi Public School at the Second and Third spot, respectively. The Caricature Designing Competition was won by Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School in the First place with Maheshwari Public School (Pratap Nagar) in the Second place and Tagore Public School (Shastri Nagar) and Jayshree Periwal High School in the Third place in a tie. In the Canvas Painting Competition, Maharani Gayatri Devi School attained the First position while Tagore Public School (Shastri Nagar) stood at the Second place. Delhi Public School, Jayshree Periwal High School and Rawat Public School secured the Third position, collectively.
Dr Pankaj Mittal, Consultant Psychiatrist from SDMH held a session on Positive Mental Health for a group of 30 students at Sanskar School. The session was conducted at 8:30am on the 16th of August, 2018 and it was an hour long presentation. He touched upon various areas that might affect students and adolescents in their daily lives such as Stress related to exams, Peer pressure, Inferiority Complexes, being kind to others, how to achieve Positive and Spiritual well being and using criticisms in a positive and healthy manner.
Apart from introducing the above he spoke of ways and means to tackle a problem that any one of the students might be facing in the above mentioned areas. It was an informative and interesting session and the students interacted enthusiastically. He left them with his email in case they wished to contact him further.
India’s 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with gaiety and fervour on 15th August 2018 at Sanskar School.
The programme commenced with inspiring speeches by some of the Council Members that reminded the youth of the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and the development efforts and achievements made by our nation. Thereafter the Director, Mrs. Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals, Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Mrs. Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum), hoisted the national flag that was followed by the National Anthem sung by all in unison. Young children from the NGO, Tabar, presented a street play depicting the social stigmas rampant in society and the need to eliminate them for true prosperity of the nation. The School Band built up a steady tempo by displaying their flair in playing band instruments in tandem with each other. A melodious song was sung after that by the school choir reiterating the spirit of freedom and liberty of our country. A Yoga presentation depicting the flexibility and agility of the students through different asanas followed after the choir song. The event culminated with a motivating speech by the Principal, Mrs. Girdhar Kumari wherein she urged the students to appreciate freedom in the true sense of the word and do their best for themselves as well as others. In the end, sweets were distributed among those present for the programme.
FilmIt India Workshop by Intach and The Helen Hamlyn Trust was attended by students from Sanskar School on 14th August 2018 at MGD Girls School. Gunagya Paliwal, Arushi Mathur, Khushi Malhotra, Rishit Paliwal, Ravi Sharma, Krish Narang, Ayushya Joshi and Apohan Pareek as well as Mr Manish Seth (Technical faculty member) were a part of the Technical and Content Workshop conducted by experts from INTACH and Tuning Fork Films. FilmIt planned the programme to help children better understand the physical and cultural environment in which they live, and the contributions made by different cultures and communities through the development of short films by the students. For this, the students were trained to take different shots and angles by filming a short movie in the second half of the workshop. The participating teams were given DVDs containing last year’s documentary films shot by schools across India.
Australian Education Exhibition was held at Sanskar School on 10th August 2018. Students from Sanskar, as well as many other renowned schools of Jaipur, interacted with Admission officials from 22 leading institutions from Australia. These included notable institutions like The University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, Monash University, The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia – all ranked amongst world’s top 100 and part of the elite group of 8 Universities from Australia. Apart from these 5 Universities, other notable Universities which attended the event were RMIT, Deakin, University of South Australia, University of Wollongong, Laureate Group of Universities and Griffith University.
Along with academic institutions, Student Accomodation Company Urbanest and Student Health Insurance Company Allianz were also a part of the event.
The Australian Education Exhibition aimed at holding open ended discussions regarding the various study opportunities available overseas. The students were provided information regarding university life, application procedure for scholarships, self-funding in college and the general criteria for admission in universities in Australia.
Sanskar School and Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti celebrated Jadi Booti Diwas on the occasion of the birthday of Shri Balkrishna ji Maharaj on 4th August 2018.
The occasion was celebrated by carrying out a wide scale plantation drive at Sanskar School, Hanuman Nagar Extn., Sirsi Road, Bhomiyaji Park, Hanuman Nagar Extn. and Janak Marg. Sanskar School students actively participated in the event by planting trees in great numbers. Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti District Incharge, Dr Manjula Bhati, stressed the need for practising Yoga and planting trees by talking about the uses of various plants and motivated everyone to grow medicinal plants. Sanskar School Principals, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms. Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum), thanked everyone present at the event and emphasized the need for spreading greenery and sustaining it in the long run.
Sanskar School organized a session on Creative Writing for students of Grade V on 30th July 2018 under the theme ‘How we express ourselves’. The Guest Speakers, Dr. Jitendra Rathore – a renowned short story writer and Ms. Kavya Chandra – an alumna of Sanskar School and a poetess in the making, shared their exciting journey as writers and the inspiration behind their creative pursuit. Kshitij Jain, a Class XI student from the school, also shared his experiences as a budding writer. The speakers urged the children to be keen observers and use details in their writings to add depth to their work. They also suggested following a daily ritual of writing a personal Diary to hone their writing skills and to develop a reading habit. The event concluded with the students putting forth their queries which were answered in great detail by the speakers with examples from their own literary experiences.
Sanskar School carried out new enrolment of JD/JW NCC for the session 2018-20 on 19th July 2018.
The Selection Staff Sub. Vinod Kumar, Hav. Balwan Singh, Hav. Dilip Singh and Associate NCC Officer Mr. Vikram Singh Shekhawat conducted physical examination of students of classes VIII and IX for 25 seats in NCC.
Students enjoyed Tear and paste activity on 17th July in the Pre-Primary classes. They made sun, Doraemon, flower, house, fish balloon using tear and paste technique. This activity enhanced their creativity and developed their vocabulary of colours and shapes.
Sanskar School CBSE and IBDP students, from classes XI and XII, studying in Commerce and Humanities stream, attended an informative seminar by CLAT Prep Education faculty members. The Director, Abhishek Chaturvedi, guided the students for appearing for CLAT examination and for preparing for it through careful planning and time management. The students listened to all the information with avid interest and interacted enthusiastically with the institute members.
The students of Sanskar School, Jaipur (IBDP) organised a Plantation Drive on the 8th of July at Parshuram Circle, Vidyadhar Nagar. The event was assisted by team 9 of Swachh Bharat Campaign that helped the students by giving proper guidance throughout the event. The event saw the plantation of around 300 native trees by about 250 participants. Sanskar School Principal, Mrs. Girdhar Kumari, joined in the drive by planting a tree and applauding the efforts of the enthusiastic children. Many teachers, parents and residents of the area contributed in making this drive a great success.
Sanskar School celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day on 21st June 2018 with enthusiastic and active participation of parents, students and teachers. The participants collectively performed Yoga Asanas under the guidance of trained faculty member, Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti.
PYP In-house Job Alike Session was organized in Sanskar School on 21st and 22nd May 2018, wherein teachers demonstrated their knowledge about Differential Learning Methods, Strategies for Assessment and Language Development in PYP. The teachers also reviewed the 5 essential elements which lead to Transdisciplinary Learning. They also shared ideas about the role of ICT and Mathematics along with ways to Plan and conduct an Exhibition in grade V.
Sanskar School College Counselor, Ms. Devyani Bhatnagar and IBDP Coordinator, Ms. Manisha Chandra attended the 2018 International Career & College Counseling Conference hosted by KIC Univassist on 5th May 2018.
Ms. Devyani, one of the Panel members at the event, brought forth new knowledge, research-oriented content and best practices focussed on student success.
Students enjoyed thumb printing activity on 27th April in the Pre-Primary classes. They made flowers, ladybug, caterpillar, butterfly using the thumb printing technique. They enhanced the knowledge about colours and their creative thinking skills to make images/ drawings by using this technique.
Sanskar School students attended a work shop on designing by Art Forte Institute for Designing on 25th April 2018. A competition was held for the children that included designing a CD Cover as well as a bag. Many students received prizes for their creative effort in completing these activities. The winners of the event were:
1. Ritul Khandelwal – XI
2. Kratika Jain – XII
3. Priya Soni -XI
Pre-primary children celebrated ‘My Favourite Colour Day’. This activity enhanced their colour concept and helped them to learn more about different colours around them. They came dressed in clothes of different colours of their choice and also enjoyed colouring/painting pictures in their respective classes. They also came to know about their friend’s favourite colour.
About more than 100 students from classes XI and XII visited JECRC University to witness an exhibition conducted by ISRO on 20th April 2018. The students from Science stream were taken around the area and shown various models, charts and exhibits of different satellites and launchers used by Indian Space Research Organization. At the end of the tour, the students were presented Participation Certificates for their active involvement.
An Education Fair was held at Sanskar School on 19th April 2018. Students from classes XI and XII interacted with officials from 15 renowned foreign and Indian universities including University of Ottawa, Trinity University, Istituto Marangoni, Queens University, Ashoka University, etc. The Multi-Country Education Exhibition aimed at holding open ended discussions regarding the various study opportunities available in India as well as overseas. The students were provided information regarding university life, application procedure for scholarships, self-funding in college and the general criteria for admission in various universities.
Sanskar students of Class XI attended a Career Counselling Session, conducted by Career Launcher Jaipur, on 16th April 2018. Mr. Bhavtosh Agarwal guided the students in charting their future course of education related to the field of Law, and more specifically, the preparation for CLAT 2018. The students were given information regarding the updated courseware, Entrance Exams, placements and the Law Career Spectrum open to the students in various arenas related to Law. The students used the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and clarify their doubts and apprehensions regarding Law as a choice of career.
Sanskar school organised the PYP exhibition of grade V on March 13, 2018. The theme was sharing the planet and the central idea on which the curious learners researched was “Children worldwide encounter a range of challenges, risks and opportunities.” Under this Central Idea the students selected different issues like specially challenged children, gender disparity, cybercrime, child labour, poverty, health, child trafficking and education. The students started their inquiry with the framing of lines of inquiry and proceeded further by gathering information on the types, causes and effects of these different issues. They also identified the role of individual, government and society in solving these issues. The students used different sources like books, newspaper, magazine, ICT etc to find information on their selected topics. The guest lectures on issues like child rights, child labour, health, cybercrime and the interviews taken by the students enhanced their knowledge on the topics. The teacher and the parents played the role of facilitators in this journey. The young learners showcased their understanding in the form of charts, collages, graphs, posters, pamphlets, models, paintings and power point presentations. Their display showed the integration of different subject like languages, mathematics, science, social science, art, etc. The heart touching performances in the form of dances, street play, song, poem recitation and self defence on the exhibition day was applauded by the Chief guest Dr. Seema Joshi, who is a member of the Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, the Director Ms. Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals and parents. The wonderful performance of the children from Taabar Organisation was a value addition to the program.
Sanskar School organised a guest lecture on 23rd Feb 2018 for class V under their PYP Exhibition theme ‘Sharing the Planet’. The guest Mr. Sanjay Nirala from UNICEF told the students about various risks and challenges faced by children all over the world. He also informed the students about children’s rights and role of UNICEF in protecting children. The students actively participated in the session and enhanced their knowledge on the CI – Children worldwide encounter a range of challenges, risks and opportunities, on which they are working.
Sanskar School bid adieu to its outgoing batch of class XII on 17th February 2018 in the school auditorium. The event commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the distinguished guests Mr. Sudhir Kasliwal, a renowned businessman and social worker, Mr. R.D.Singh, ex-Principal Mayo College and an invaluable member of Sanskar School Board of Directors and Lt. Col. Sadashiv Ghadge, a gallant officer from the Indian Army.
This was followed by an inspiring address by the Principal(CBSE), Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj. In her advice to the students, the Principal pointed out that as they venture out into the vast and unknown experiences of college life, they should learn to handle their freedom with wisdom. The event continued with a melodious song by the school choir after which citations were read out for each student while lighting the candles. It was a proud moment for the teachers and parents who witnessed the students being felicitated.
The event proceeded with the Principal(International Curriculum), Ms. Girdhar Kumari, administering the pledge to the students. The students were then invited to pay a tribute to the nation by placing candles on an outline map of India drawn in front of them. Later, the teachers conducted the tilak ceremony and presented mementos to the students. They were then addressed by the eminent guests who guided and wished them for their future endeavours. The event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the school Head Girl, Vaishnavi Chaturvedi.
The Pre-Primary kids prepared Chocolate balls with their teachers and relished the yummy delight.
They learnt the names of ingredients as well as cooking terms to enhance their vocabulary.
“Celebrations are the time to strengthen beliefs and nurture values.” Keeping this in mind students of grade 1 of Sanskar School presented their class-show “Jamboree.”
Learners confidently and creatively expressed their learning about different celebrations around the world. They interestingly displayed beliefs associated with Sri-Lankan festival Esala Perahera, Nepalese Dussehra, Chinese Moon festival, Christmas and our own local festival Gangaur. There were enactments, narrations, role plays, song and dances depicting festivals and celebrations
The school director Rhea Tharyamal and Principals Girdhar Kumari and Neelam Bharadwaj motivated and encouraged the little bundles of energy. They got applauds and appreciation from parents too.
Sanskar School’s rising sports star, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, was given an enthusiastic and warm welcome by the Sanskar School students and teachers alike. Kamlesh accompanied by the Chairman, Mr Lachman Bhatia, the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms Girdhar Kumari, interacted with the students and teachers at length after his recent exemplary performance at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018. He spoke to the children about his journey in the sports field and also the memorable moments he had at the school while studying and practising at Sanskar Cricket Academy. Kamlesh was treated to a round of endless queries by the students and teachers including his favourite food, subject that scared him at school, his fitness mantra, inspiration, etc. The close interaction with Kamlesh pepped up the spirits of the young children who could be seen raring to go and follow Kamlesh’s journey of trials and triumphs.
India’s 69th Republic Day was celebrated with great fanfare at Sanskar School on 26th January 2018. The programme commenced with melodious songs sung by the school choir. Thereafter, the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal and the Principals, Mrs Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Mrs Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum) unfurled the National Flag in a moment of pride for everyone present on the occasion.
The school Vice Cultural Head Girl, Sneha Majumdar and the Vice Head Boy, Tapish Gupta moved the audience with their expressive thoughts. To add to the patriotic fervour, the Principals encouraged the children, through their inspiring words, to inculcate a spirit of pride in being an Indian and to develop healthy, clean habits as responsible citizens of India. The programme culminated with a vote of thanks delivered by the school Vice Head Boy, Siddharth Biswas.
To feel the sense of belongingness and love for their country, Children at Sanskar School’s Pre-Primary made the Tricolour. They learnt about the importance of having a flag as a National Symbol. They gained knowledge about the significance of the three colours of our Tricolour.
Sanskar School, Sirsi Road, celebrated its fiesta 2018 with fun and fervour at Sanskar Cricket Ground on 21st Jan, 2018. Students, parents and visitors could be seen frolicking around the games stalls that included mind games, tech-savvy virtual games, yoga and meditation therapies as well as games of sheer luck and general merriment.
To add to the gaiety, were an amalgamation of food stalls that catered to all kinds of palettes like Chinese, South Indian, Italian, North Indian, Mughlai etc. Also, numerous rides were enjoyed by the young lot adding to the spirit of bonhomie and celebration.
The feather in the cap were the dance and music performances by the Sanskar students that called for an encore from the crowd present at the venue.
The icing on the cake was the Raffle draw that included exciting gifts like Ipad, LED TV, Gold coin, Smart phone, Music Bar and many more. The day was a true mix of fun and merriment for the Sanskar family and all those who were an important part of it in making it a memorable day for all.
A four day intensive basketball coaching camp was organized at Sanskar School in collaboration with SSMC, Jaipur. The camp started on 15 January and culminated on 18 January. In this coaches from different countries trained the students in improving their basic and technical skills. The students also enthusiastically participated to polish their game and aim at reaching greater heights. The International Coaches, Steve Briggs, Alexander Starling, Vinodh S Nair and S Padmanabhan from NCAA Div 1 encouraged the students by highlighting their qualities and inspired them to play a fair game. They also motivated them by giving prizes to those who excelled in a specific field. In the end, all the players and coaches vowed to live up to the spirit of the game.
The Pre-Primary kids of Sanskar School enjoyed an exploratory visit to the Science Park.
Children added to their knowledge about human body, stars and planets,
and simple scientific phenomena. They saw various traffic signs and rules at the Traffic Park. They were overjoyed to see different kinds of dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Park.
A Visual and Commercial Art Exhibition is being held at Sanskar School by the IBDP Year 1 and 2 students as well as class XI and XII Commercial Arts students from 4th to 6th January 2018. The students have displayed their art work and efforts put in through the session 2017-18. Mr Chinmay Mehta from Design Studio, Jaipur examined the students’ art work in the exhibition on the opening day and was given a presentation of their work and journey of what they learnt through the year from the beginning to the end of the session. The art work done by the students ranges from installations, paintings, sketches, photography, digital slide shows to new techniques and mediums. The students have taken inspiration from famous painters and their works, their immediate surroundings, family and self-photography and memories from their past. The student’s artistic talent and bent of mind can be seen clearly from the work presented by them, in a variety of forms, in the time frame of an year of study and reflection.
Christmas was celebrated at Sanskar School with great fervor and joy on 22nd Dec.2017. The programme began with the Assembly. The Principals Mrs. Girdhar Kumari and Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj wished everyone joy and happiness. In her address, Mrs. Girdhar Kumari encouraged the children to share clothes and food with the poor. She emphasized that we all should be thankful for the privileges that god has gifted us with and lead a simple, humble and compassionate life. Thereafter, students from Grade V enacted the ‘Nativity Scene’ as the choir sang hymns and carols. The audience cheered with enthusiasm as the kids from Class Praveshika presented a dance with Santa Claus moving in the crowd and enthralling all at the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’.
Sanskar School students of class XII conducted a ‘Socio-economic Geography Survey’ at Nevta village for preparing a report on the same for academic purpose. The students were divided into groups to hold door-to-door interviews with the village residents.
The students interacted with the villagers and gathered relevant information regarding the social and economic conditions of the locals. The students gained exposure to the lifestyle conditions and habits of the village residents.
The Annual Prize Distribution function was celebrated at Sanskar School on 20th December 2016 in the memory of (Late) Shri Kanni Thahryamal who chartered a way ahead in the field of world class education through his vision. The students were awarded certificates for proficiency in the academic year 2016-17 and for their commendable performance in activities in the current academic session 2017-18. The Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms Girdhar kumari (International Curriculum) gave away the prizes to the meritorious students and motivated them to continue working hard for success in the future.
In the Primary school, Rig House was declared the ‘Best House’ and Netra Sambharia (V) the ‘Best student of the Year’. Students were also rewarded for ‘Excellence in Zero period activity’ – an award given for excelling in various activities during the daily Zero period. Following students were rewarded for their talent:
1. Dramatics – Urvika Shekhawat (Class V)
2. Folk Dance – Himanshi Mathur (Class V)
3. Western Dance – Avni Maheshwari (Class V)
4. Basketball – Gaurav Dhindwal – (Class V)
5. Lawn Tennis – Karmanya Sharma (Class V)
6. Vocal Music – Samaira Joseph (Class I)
7. Instrumental Music – Abhay Singh (Class V)
8. Gymnastics – Utkarsh Rao (Class V)
9. Karate – Ishaan Singh (Class V)
10. Cricket – Ojasv Pratap Singh (Class V)
11. Art & Craft – Riya Choudhary (Class V)
In the Senior school, Rig House received the privilege of being the ‘Best House’ and Sanskar Sharma (XII) was announced the ‘Best Student of the Year’. Shambhavi Kumari (XII) put on the mantle of ‘Best Sports Girl’ alongside Aashish Indoriya (XII), the ‘Best Sports Boy’.
After these prizes, Aditya Yadav (IX) was felicitated for securing Second position in performing 293 Surya Namaskars in the Jaipur Yoga League 2017 along with Kaviraj Yadav (V) who carried out 268 Surya Namaskars to achieve Third prize at the same event.
Kshitij Jain (X) joined the list of achievers by standing Third in the Geeta Chanting Competition 2017.
For the CBSE West Zone Skating Championship 2017, Krisha Jadeja (IX) received a Gold and a Silver medal and also took away the All-round Best Skater Trophy for the West Zone.
Finally, the students who received the People’s Choice Award for Amazing Dance Performance on the Stage at the “Zee News D’Fest 2017” (State Level) for both Junior and Senior categories were called on stage and felicitated for the same.
Sanskar School students participated enthusiastically in the Jaipur History Festival held at The City Palace from 14th to 16th December 2017. The students (namely, Mukul, Muskan, Drishti, Mansi, Saloni, Tarini, Priya, Komal, Aditya, Vrinda, Rashu, Siddhi, Anushka, Khushboo and Taru) exhibited creative artwork based on themes like ‘Partition in 1947’, ‘Mahabharata through a reader’s eye’, ‘Town Planning and artifacts of the Harappan time’, ‘Through the traveller’s eye’ and ‘Depiction of life during the Mughal period through painting’.
The students also presented an elaborate Theatre performance named ‘Namaskar Adab’ showcasing the partition as well as disturbances between Hindustanis and Pakistanis. The following Sanskar students participated in the play: Prashansa Sharma, Gaurang Sharma, Siddharth Sambharia, Avantika Pareek, Divyangana S. Rajawat, Khushbu Mathuria, Soumya Rajpurohit, Rudra Pratap Singh Sisodiya, Kanishka Gagneja, Aditya Sharma, Ricky Choudhary, Lekhanshi Paliwal and Monika Dhaka.
On 15th December students of grade 2 of Sanskar School presented their learning for the Theme “How we express ourselves” through their class show – “Spectrum”. The show was based on the learning Sign and Symbols.
Short play on emergency numbers conveyed the importance of emergency numbers worldwide. A melodious song on safety rules convinced the audience that music is an art of expression. Students displayed great enthusiasm and zeal to make the show a success. National Anthem through sign language and Shadow Dance gave a befitting finale to the show.
Parents enthusiastically participated in the interactive session.
Sanskar School celebrated its Annual Sports Meet at Sanskar Cricket Ground on 10th December with exuberance and high spirits. The event was attended by the Chief Guest for the event, Mr Ashok Lahoti, the Mayor of Jaipur, Mr Sudhir Mathur, a renowned philanthropist, Mr Rajesh Sharma, CEO Reliance Jio, Mr Rakesh Goswami, Chief Bureau of Hindustan Times, Mr Shakeel Khan, International Hockey Coach and Umpire and Ms Rama Datt, ex-Principal Sanskar School.
The event commenced with a welcome song followed by the Torch Lighting ceremony carried forward by the national level players of the school. This concluded with the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, declaring the Sports Meet open. This was followed by a welcome address by the Principal (CBSE), Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and the Chief Guest, Mr Ashok Lahoti wherein they encouraged the children to do their best and follow swachhata in their lives as a daily ritual. Mr Lahoty declared the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms Girdhar Kumari, the Head Boy Yashovardhan Singh Rathore and the Head Girl, Vaishnavi Chaturvedi as the Cleanliness Ambassadors in Jaipur city.
Thereafter the meet continued with a crisp March Past by the students led by the school council members of each house. This was followed by a Yoga presentation, Hoopla Drill, Karate and Aerobics presentation by the students.
The events were interspersed with the main Athletic events for students from class VI-XI which included 100 m, 200 m and relay races.
The highlights of the conclusion segment included an equestrian performance by Mandatar Tanwar, student of class XII from Sanskar School and exciting races for the parents and teachers. All were cheered exuberantly by all and the meet ended with a Vote of Thanks by the Principal (International Curriculum), Ms Girdhar Kumari.
Keeping in view the importance of eating healthful food, students from the Pre-Primary wing at Sanskar School enjoyed making ‘canapés’ using biscuit base and healthful toppings. They chose the topping mix of their choice to prepare the layers. They learnt the names of ingredients as well as cooking terms like—slicing, sprinkling, topping, layering etc. to enhance their vocabulary.
An Organ Donation Poster Exhibition was held at Sanskar School on 1st December 2017. The Director, Ms. Rhea Tharyamal, along with the Principals, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj (CBSE) and Ms. Girdhar Kumari (International Curriculum) lighted the lamp to invoke blessings from god. Mr. Ravi Kamra inaugurated the exhibition.
Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Director Education The City Palace Museum, Ms. Anita Handa, Ms. Tina Sahni and Ms. Hema pitched for the cause at the outreach programme on behalf of MFJCF (Mohan Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum). The event focussed on the central themes of the different organs like skin, liver, heart, kidney, eyes, etc. that can be generously donated. The wide array of posters highlighted the burgeoning need to donate organs for the needy. Creative and thought-provoking slogans were widely displayed to reinforce the noble idea of working for a cause like organ donation.
Additionally, IBDP and CBSE class XI and XII students conducted a survey concerning organ donation. Around 120 people responded to questionnaires that helped gauge the level of awareness in society regarding this important issue.
The event aimed at training 12 students from IB to hold interactive sessions on building awareness regarding organ donation through films and literature like brochures, etc. at different schools in Jaipur to involve students from other schools too for this cause. The students took keen interest in the programme and actively sought answers to many queries pertaining to the issue of organ donation.
Stories are an interesting and interactive medium of developing various skills, inculcating moral values and bringing out a child’s imagination and creativity. Keeping this in mind, the Pre-Primary kids of Sanskar School presented ‘SHOWTIME’, a show based on stories. The stories – The Selfish Giant, The Shoemaker & the Elves and A Glass of Milk were enacted by the students of Class Vatika and Praveshika. Each story enactment was followed by a dance performance. The stories were based on the Values – Kindness and Sharing. The students were confident and enthusiastic. The Director Mrs. Rhea Thahryamal and the Principals Mrs. Girdhar Kumari and Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj encouraged the children throughout the show. The parents were enthralled with their kids’ performances and applauded their efforts.
Today is a day to rejoice for all of us as we are the part of a great Cyber movement ‘SHOUT OUT TO A GREEN WORLD’.
It was an initiative taken by Ms. Neeru and Ms. Vineeta from SR DAV, Delhi to awaken our souls to protect Earth. There were 89 participants all over the globe. With the kind support of our principal ma’am Ms. Girdhar Kumari, All the MIE Expert Ms. Rashmi Tanwar, Mr. Naveen Khanna, Mr. Manish Seth, Ms Garima Rawat, Ms. Rashi Kewalramani, Ms. Swati Gupta, Ms Prerna Singh from our school attended the SKYPE-A- THON. Guest for the session were Ms. Lindsay Bayne, Ms. Iro Stefopoulou, and Dr. Vinnie Jauhari. The ceremony was concluded by Ms. Dr. Vinnie Jauhari.
Students of our school presented ‘THE EARTH’ Song along with music facilitator Mr. Samuel and Mr. Ishan. All of us took pledge to save and protect our earth.
The First Autograph Exhibition is being held in Sanskar School from 27th to 29th November 2017. Major General Anuj Mathur, VSM, inaugurated the exhibition on 27th November as the concerned Chief Guest. Mr. Sudhir Mathur, a notable philanthropist, was also present among the eminent guests. The exhibition includes a Philately Workshop that is being conducted by Mr. P.M. Bhargava, President, Philatelic Society of Rajasthan and Mr. J.M. Dhor, President, Jaipur Philatelic Society. The students from Sanskar, as well as many other schools of Jaipur, are being given an opportunity to view a wide range of stamps and can even opt for personalized stamps. Additionally, the event enables the students to join the Philately Club and open their own Philatelic Deposit Accounts.
Mr. G.S. Menaria and Ms. Tara Choudhary, associated with ‘Anveshika’ (IIT, Kanpur) – The Indian Association of Physics Teachers, conducted a workshop based on basic concepts of Physics at Sanskar School on 22nd November 2017.
The workshop was held for the Science students from classes XI and XII. Practical activities were conducted related to various aspects of Physics in day to day life. At the end of the active sessions, the students clarified their doubts by putting forth their queries regarding the scientific issues.
Sanskar School hosted Regalien MUN 2017 from 18th-19th November 2017 for students from within and outside the city. Day 1 commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Mr. Paresh Gupta and the Principals, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms. Girdhar Kumari, who motivated the delegates to actively participate in the debate. The debate continued through two sessions in the day followed by a gala social night wherein all the delegates got to interact with each other on an informal level.
Day 2 began with reporting followed by two vociferous debate sessions that saw the delegates expressing their viewpoints emphatically. The Closing Ceremony marked the end of the exuberant two day MUN sessions that fostered negotiation, speaking and communication skills among the participants.
Wednesday (15-11-2017) was a day of joyful learning for Grade – 1 students of Sanskar School. Students went to Science Park to explore the Central Idea, “Transportation system develops over time for better connectivity” under the T. D. Theme, “How we organize ourselves.” Traffic Park facilitated them with learning about traffic signs and safety measures one should take while moving on the road. Children were curious and showed enthusiasm to know about road signs and sensible use of transportation.
It was a day full of fun and frolic, cheers and laughter for the students of Sanskar School as they celebrated Children’s Day on14th November 2017. Various games and activities were organized for the children by their teachers as a surprise.
The Pre – Primary Children enjoyed fun races like Balancing balloon, Newspaper walk, Stringing beads, bead in spoon etc. They eagerly participated and cheered for each other. After the outdoor fun, they played dumb charades, recited rhymes, sang songs, and watched stories in the class. They learnt about Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, our first Prime Minister whose birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day due to his love for children.
For the students of classes I to XII, the day began with a Special Assembly wherein the teachers took centrestage and conducted the entire assembly that included the Morning Thought, recitation of Shloks from the different holy books, Fun Quiz, recitation of self-composed poems for the children by the teachers and finally a Group Song in the form of a medley. Thereafter, the Principal, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj, greeted the children and urged them to count their blessings each day and have kindness in their heart for those deprived of the same.
The day moved on to numerous exciting games and activities conducted in the respective classrooms. This was followed by outdoor events wherein the students actively participated in Basketball and Volleyball matches which included one between the students and the teachers. The match was thoroughly enjoyed by the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principal, teachers as well as the students.
Sanskar School teachers, Ms. Deepika Banerjee and Ms. Sangeeta Vyas, attended ‘One Day Capacity Building Programme on Remodelled Assessment Structure – Class X’ on 11th November 2017. The programme conducted by CBSE aimed at providing opportunity to teachers for their continuous professional development. The teachers were apprised of the new evaluation techniques and discussions were held on how to implement them at school. The programme enabled the teachers to review the new assessment structure for their respective subjects.
The pre- Primary kids of Sanskar School expressed their joy and festive mood by making Diwali Greeting Cards for their family. They were motivated to celebrate an eco- friendly Diwali. The Principal, Mrs. Girdhar Kumari, wished the students and appreciated their efforts. She told them to celebrate the festival safely and try to avoid bursting crackers as it adds to air pollution.
The eco warriors of class V Sanskar School conducted a rally on 12th October 2017 under the theme ‘How the word works’. The motive of their rally was to create awareness among people about conservation of energy. The students went door to door and gave their self design pamphlets on conservation of resources. They also made residents of the locality aware about simple sustainable energy practices which could be follow in day to day life. People encouraged the children by listening to them patiently and appreciating them for their efforts.
The students of grade 4 of Sanskar School went for a visit to Albert hall museum on 11 October 2017. The students took keen interest in observing the artefacts displayed from all over the world. The Egyptian Mummy and the Artillery Room fascinated the students the most. The visit helped the students to understand and preserve the rich heritage of the world. The visit integrated with current theme “Where we are in place and time” and the central idea “ Artefacts and story behind them connect us to the past , present and future “ initiated the inquiry to analyse and value the contribution of artefacts in our past, present and future.
Lion’s Club International organised a seminar on “Emotional Problems of Students and Prevention of Drug Abuse” at Sanskar School, Jaipur on 6th October 2017. The Convenor of the seminar was Mr. Radharaman Ameriya. The Guest Speaker, Dr. Anita Gautam, Consultant Psychiatrist at Gautam Hospital and Research Centre and Convenor of Speciality Section of Perinatal Psychiatry of Indian Psychiatric Society, spoke to the students from classes IX and X on various emotional problems, behavioural changes and stress faced during the adolescent age. She even guided them on how to tackle such situations. The students were enthralled getting knowledge regarding these issues through their queries from Dr. Gautam.
The auditorium at Sanskar School echoed with excitement and enthusiasm as the IB –PYP students from Class Vatika to Grade V presented Ramleela to celebrate Dussehra –the festival that marks the victory of good over evil.
The programme began with a school prayer. Thereafter, scenes of the birth of Shri Ram and his brothers and their gurukul journey were enacted by the tiny tots of Pre- Primary. The Seeta Swayamvar, Kaikeiyi’s demands to send Ram to Vanvas, Seeta Haran, Ram meeting Sugreev, the Meghnath and Kumbhkaran Vadh, and the epitome of the story—Ram Ravan war and Ravan’s vadh were beautifully enacted by the confident actors. The joy of welcoming back Shri Ram with Seeta and Laxman and celebration of Diwali was depicted through a beautiful dance by Grade V.
Mrs Preeti Paliwal explained that the values of obeying and respecting our parents, true friendship, honesty, protecting the weak and helping others have been an integral part of our country’s culture.
The Principal Mrs. Girdhar Kumari appreciated everyone’s efforts and encouraged the students to imbibe and follow the lessons taught by the Ramayana in our daily life.
On 20th September students of grade 4 of Sanskar School presented their learning for the theme “How the world works” through their class show – “Our Earth, Our responsibility “ Short plays and a Pantomime on continuous changes on earth, global warming and save rivers conveyed the global concern to save and nurture our blue planet. A perfect synchronization of melodious song on save water convinced the audience that music is an art of thinking with sounds. An astounding dance performance on save water and trees gave a befitting finale to the show. Students displayed great enthusiasm and zeal to make the show a success. Parents in the audience appreciated the efforts of the students and enjoyed the show thoroughly.
On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Sanskar School organised Inter – house Hindi recitation and Hindi Debate competition in classes I to III and IV and V respectively. Participants from four respective houses showcased their oratory talent. The audience applauded the participants.
Names of best speakers are as follows:
1. Harshini Tanwar Grade 1
2. Diksha Vashisth Grade 2
3. Aashima Dhoni Grade 3
4. Hanya Imam Grade 4
5. Vaidehi Singh and Nirali Yadav Grade 5
The students of class III of Sanskar School presented the theme ‘Where we are in place and time’ through their show ‘Incredible India’. The presentation was an evidence of inquiry based learning which is built on student’s individual knowledge and interests. It emphasizes on learning and finding out using different media. The students exhibited the lifestyle of the people belonging to different states and union territories of our country.
They displayed how India’s languages, food, dresses, festivals, music and dance differ from place to place.
Glimpses of the rich and diverse culture of India were showcased with great zeal and enthusiasm, through drama, music and dance. The parents motivated the students by applauding them after every performance.
Orange Colour Day was organized in the Pre-Primary wing of Sanskar School on 7th September’17. Children wore clothes of different shades of orange. They recited poems and learnt names of orange things found in nature. They enjoyed art and craft activities like drawing and colouring in Class Praveshika and flower making in Class Vatika to consolidate their knowledge of colour and its related things.
Sanskar students of Class V organized a gallery walk under the theme, ‘How the World Works’. The students displayed their understanding of different forms of energy through models. They prepared models showing storage and transformation of energy like the model of a volcano which showed how potential energy is converted into chemical energy. The students also used batteries to display the conversion of energy. Additionally, the students demonstrated the working of a clock through a model created by them.
The Pre Primary wing at Sanskar School organized Green Colour Day on 29 Aug. 2017. The children came dressed in green clothes and looked happy. They recognized and named green things found in nature. They enjoyed fun activities in their respective classrooms which enhanced their knowledge about the different hues and shades of green. Class Vatika painted cuttings of different shapes with different shades of green and made a Bandanvaar. Children from class Praveshika made animal shapes using Leaf Printing Technique.
Sanskar School hosted an Inter School Music Competition on 26th August 2017 on the theme of ‘Sadbhavana’. In this event, the participating teams had to perform the ‘Chaturang’ form of music – a rich musical form that involves the interplay of four (chatur) colours (rang). The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms Girdhar Kumari.and the esteemed judges for the event, Ustaad Nisar Hussain Khan, Pt. Hanuman Sahay and Mr Satish Pareek. The school choir rendered the Saraswati Vandana. After the welcome note for the judges, The Principal, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj addressed the audience and spoke words of encouragement to the participants. Thereafter, the school choir presented a special song that was followed by commendable musical presentations by various school teams of Jaipur. These were followed by an address by the judges and announcement of the result by the IB school Principal, Ms Girdhar Kumari. Defence Public School secured the First position followed by Neerja Modi School at the Second place. A final Vote of Thanks culminated the event that saw a lot of hard work and dedication for music by all the participants.
Sanskar School students of High Mentoring Programme, from classes X-XII, had a workshop and interactive session with officials from top U.S. Universities and KIC UnivAssist on 24th August 2017. Laura Pacchioni from Florida International University, Vicki Seefeldt West from Ohio University, Seray Teleke from University of California and Dakota Horn from University of Oklahoma provided first hand information to students to find the right fit institution as per their interests.
The students were given vital information regarding scholarships and finances, plan structure to study abroad, application requirements, areas of study and also brief university profiles of the respective institutions.
An Inter House Poem Recitation Competition was held at Sanskar School on 23rd August 2017 under the able guidance of the Principal, Mrs Neelam Bhardwaj, for classes VI to VIII (Group 1) as well as IX & X (Group 2). There were 16 participants in each group with 4 from each house. The students of group 1 recited narrative poems of their choice whereas the topic for the seniors was ‘My Vision of a Future World’ .The time limit was 2-3 minutes. Expressions, diction, pronunciation and content were the criteria for judgement.
Rig House secured the first position in both the groups followed by Atharva and Yajur in Group 1 and Atharva and Sam in group 2.
Rishit Paliwal of Rig House and Shrishti Sharda of Atharva House for Group 1, and Rishika Sharda and Lekhanshi Paliwal, both of Rig house from Group 2 were adjudged Best Speakers of the day for their eloquence in reciting English and Hindi poems, respectively.
Sanskar School held an interactive session with U.S. Universities’ Representatives from different universities of U.S on 23rd August 2017. The officials conducted a one to one session with the students to provide information as well as answer their queries about choosing the appropriate career for them in the future. The students of class XI, XII and IBDP were a part of the session. The officials were from deemed Universities like Miami University, University of Cincinnati and Arizona State University. Students were active participants in the session. They were given general information about the different universities and the basic criteria to be fulfilled for taking admission.
The Little chefs of Pre Primary wing at Sanskar School enjoyed Recipe Day on 22nd Aug. 2017 and learnt how to prepare Bhelpuri. Children learnt the names of ingredients used and cooking terms which added to their vocabulary. They learnt the importance of eating healthful food. The kids relished the dish they had prepared with their teachers’ help. The kids participated in the activity with interest and enthusiasm as they promised to make the same dish with their mother at home. The aim of this activity was to develop healthy eating habits and avoid eating street food.
‘Total Learning Summit’ held by Extramarks was attended by Mr Naveen Khanna (PGT IP, Sanskar School) at Hotel Holiday Inn on 19th August 2017. Many thought leaders from prominent schools of Jaipur were a part of the Round Tables, Presentations and Experience Sharing Summit.
Experts from various schools expressed growing need for dynamic changes in the education system by creating a new paradigm of Digital Learning. The relevance of education technology in the 21st century was highlighted through the talks and presentations given by eminent speakers.
An interactive session was attended by Sanskar School students of class XI and XII and those from IBDP (Year I and II) with University Representative from Ashoka University, Haryana on 21st August 2017, Monday. The University Representative, Mr. Sandeep, conducted a workshop with the students and raised important issues regarding Liberal Arts and elaborated on the same.
A brief description was also given about the criteria and procedure that should be followed for enrolling in the university.
India’s 71st Independence Day was celebrated with gaiety and fervour on 15th August 2017.
The programme commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by the Principals, Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj and Mrs. Girdhar Kumari. This was followed by the band display as well as singing of patriotic songs by the school choir. The Cultural Head Girl and Cultural Head Boy expressed their views. Both the Principals inspired and motivated the crowd to instil the spirit of sacrifice and love for the country, the slogan of “Jai Hind” reverberated in the school campus. Diversity of the country was beautifully depicted by a dance presentation. The programme culminated with the singing of the national song by whole school and vote of thanks by the Vice Head Girl. Sweets were distributed among those present for the programme.
Students of Pre-Primary wing and Class I of Sanskar School celebrated Janamashtami. Students depicted scenes from Lord Krishna’s mythological life story and performed a dance drama to depict his naughty antics with his friends. The characters were well played by the tiny tots and much appreciated by the audience. The choir added flavor with their melodious aarti.
Principal Mrs. Girdhar Kumari in her address highlighted the rich culture of India and enjoyment of participation in traditions and the lesson we learn from the presentation.
FilmIt India Workshop by Intach and The Helen Hamlyn Trust was attended by students and teachers from Sanskar School on 10th August 2017 at MGD Girls School. Ayushya Joshi, Apohan Pareek, Nehal Jain, Yushvita Sharma, Shivam Agarwal, Himadri Vyas, Divyangana Rajawat and Avantika Pareek as well as Mr Manish Seth (Technical) and Ms Sonam Kataria (Content) were a part of the Technical and Content Workshop conducted by experts from INTACH and Tuning Fork Films. Being the 10th year, FilmIt planned the programme to help children better understand the physical and cultural environment in which they live, and the contributions made by different cultures and communities through the development of short films by the students. For this, the students were trained to take different shots and angles by filming a short movie in the second half of the workshop. The participating teams were given DVDs containing last year’s documentary films shot by schools across India.
Officials from IIAD (Indian Institute of Art & Design) held a seminar for the Arts, Fine Arts and Visual Arts students of classes X to XII at Sanskar School on 10th August 2017. Ms. Bhavna Jolly and Ms. Swati Sachdeva, the Faculty Speaker and School Outreach Officer respectively, conducted the session to apprise the students about its creative, multidisciplinary, studio-based design education that it offers in collaboration with Kingston University, London. The students were informed about the different programmes undertaken by IIAD namely, Foundation Diploma in Design and B.A.(Hons.) degree in Fashion Design, Communication Design and Interior Architecture and Design.
An Inter House Patriotic Song Competition was held in Sanskar School on 9th August, 2017. Students from classes VI to IX participated in the event. There was a tie for the first position between Sam and Yajur house. Rig house secured the second position followed by Atharva house in the third place.
Global Education Fair was held at Sanskar School on 4th August 2017. Students from different schools of Jaipur interacted with Admission officials from 24 foreign universities including Australian Catholic University, Middlesex University London, Queen Mary University of London, The University of Adelaide, The University of New South Wales, etc. The Multi-Country Education Exhibition aimed at holding open ended discussions regarding the various study opportunities available overseas. The students were provided information regarding university life, application procedure for scholarships, self-funding in college and the general criteria for admission in universities abroad.
Cambridge International Examinations Professional Development Course was attended by Mr. Arvind, Ms. Neetu and Ms. Upasana Narang on 1st & 2nd August.
The training programme dealt with the Cambridge Curriculum. There were subject experts who trained the teachers in the methodology best suited for Cambridge. The assessment criteria and method of evaluation were also discussed. It was a hands on learning experience where the teachers also participated in the various activities to better understand the teaching strategies.
A 2-day Training Programme for Teachers on Value Education was attended by Ms. Deepika Banerjee and Ms. Sangeeta Vyas on 20th and 21st July 2017 at MGD Girls’ School. It was the Awakened Citizen Programme developed by the Ramakrishna Mission which was attended by around 50 teachers from Sahodaya member schools of Jaipur. The programme is based on Swami Vivekananda’s preachings regarding internal virtues that are essential for becoming a good citizen in society. The teachers were provided training for a three year course based on Value Education for the students of classes VII, VIII and IX.
Sanskar School organised a Guest Lecture on 21st July 2017, for class V, under the theme ‘How We Express Ourselves’. The eminent guests were Mr Jitender Singh, who writes short stories about his life experiences and Mr Tikam Bohra, who writes motivational poems. It was an interactive session in which the guests shared their valuable insight on literature. Both the guests motivated and guided the students to express their thoughts through creative writing. The students also asked various questions related to their theme which were answered by the guests.
Students from classes IX and X participated in various activities related to the 9 clubs with much vigour and enthusiasm. The activities included a yoga session, report writing, collage making, poetry slam session, art and craft work, article writing, etc. The different clubs, namely, Language, Heritage, Aesthetic, Science, Health, Environment, Road Safety, Integrity and Mathematics Club provided the students ample opportunity to learn, practise and work together, individually as well as in a group, for effective learning.
A workshop on Risk Behaviour Management was attended by Chinmay Jain (IX), Surbhai Agrawal (XI) and Ms Yashwardhini Chauhan (Teacher Coordinator) on 15th July 2017 at Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. 23 schools from Rajasthan participated in the programme. The workshop dealt with various pertinent issues like risk behavior and its consequences, scary facts, case studies, etc. Activities such as preparing an advertisement using sarcasm to discourage students from risky behavior, Self-Awareness, negative effects of Social Media, evaluating risk assertiveness and finding alternative options, etc. were conducted and discussions were also held at length on these aspects.
The students of IBDP participated in an afforestation campaign conducted by Angeleyes Animal Welfare Foundation, on the 8th of July. They went to Grass Farm Nursery and participated enthusiastically, in the hope of giving their best to their environment that has long been deprived of proper care. The students came to know of the importance of trees in our daily life, and how they serve to be one of our lifelines.
The students planted one tree each, and learned the skills of successful tree plantation with proper technique.
The students enjoyed a lot being part of the plantation drive, and wish to continue this initiative further.
A yoga week was organized for the students of Pre-Primary under the theme ‘Who we are’ as integration of personal, social and physical education.
The students participated enthusiastically. The session was conducted by the resource person Dr. Manjula Bhati. Simple asanas and stretching exercises were introduced by the resource person to help children in improving their flexibility, balance and strength. The teachers too joined the children in this session.
A yoga session was conducted for the students of class III under the theme ‘Who We Are ‘ for LOI 3 ‘Maintaining Healthy Habits’.
The students participated enthusiastically and put up a lot of questions to the resource person. They realized the importance of exercise in sustaining a healthy lifestyle. The session was conducted by the resource person Dr. Manjula Bhati in the school auditorium.
Sanskar School students of classes X and XII attended an interactive session with members of Navjeevan, ‘MFJCF’ NGO working for organ donation for the needy. The NGO has been working for three years to create awareness among people regarding this noble effort. Ms Kamla Choudhary, Ex Principal Rajasthan Government School, Ms Hemlata Shah, Project Manager, Dr Tina Sawhney, a volunteer and Mr Sandeep Sethi, former Education officer, CBSE were a part of the team that spoke to the students and cleared various myths and hesitations experienced by people regarding this issue. The students were provided questionnaires to take feedback from their immediate neighbours to spread awareness about organ donation.
A Capacity Building Programme on ‘Gender Sensitivity in Schools’ was held at Sanskar School, for the teachers, on 13th May 2017. The Principal, Ms Rama Datt and the Vice Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms Girdhar Kumari welcomed Ms Karuna Yadav, Principal KGPS, and Ms Nidhi Sharma, Principal VSPK International School as the Resource persons for the programme. Ms Karuna Yadav took over the first half of the session wherein she introduced and shared the Agenda for the session and the Gender Construct. Ms Nidhi Sharma carried forward the second half of the session that included Gender Sensitive Pedagogy and Teaching Learning Materials, Gender Sensitive Classroom Environment and Interaction, Gender Sensitive Methodologies and Gender Cards and Awareness Raising. The interactive programme made use of videos, case studies, powerpoint presentations, Group Activities and Group Discussions to highlight the issue of Gender Sensitization in schools.
Sanskar students from classes IV to VIII celebrated Maati Utsav 2017 on 21st and 22nd April by participating in Clay Modelling and Pottery workshops at Bal Bhavan. The students created clay pots that were later decorated and baked during the following session. The workshop, geared towards reconnecting the students with the Earth, made the students focus on their immediate surroundings and the available resources in nature.
A Visual Art Exhibition was held at Sanskar School by IBDP students on 21st April 2017. The students displayed their art work and efforts put in through the year, session 2016-17. Ms Saumya Sharma, from Kalaneri Art Gallery that believes in giving a boost and platform to young artists, examined the students’ art work in the exhibition and was given a presentation of their work and journey of what they learnt through the year from the beginning to the end of the session. The Director, Ms Rhea Thahryamal, encouraged the students to continue working with greater innovativeness and creativity. The art work done by the students ranged from installations, paintings, sketches, photography, digital slide shows to new techniques and mediums. The students took inspiration from famous painters and their works, their immediate surroundings, family and self-photography and memories from their past. The student’s artistic talent and bent of mind could be seen clearly from the work presented by them, in a variety of forms, in the time frame of an year of study and reflection.
Students from classes XI and XII attended the ICAE (International Centre for Advancement of Education) Global University Fair at Sanskar School on 2oth April 2017. Representatives from various global universities interacted with the students to provide them information regarding available courses, admission procedures, eligibility criteria, etc. They also solved various queries put forth by the students. The participating universities were University of Victoria, University of Ottawa, Istituto Marangoni, Queens University Belfast, Northumbia University, Ashoka University, Ecole Hotelier Lavasa, India Institute of Art and Design, Indian School of Business and finance, S P Jain School of Management, University of New South Wales, Shannon College of Hotel Management and University of Limerick.
Sanskar Students from classes XI and XII attended a workshop (Playnomics) on Economics, Management and Finance by officials from IBSF, an Affiliate Centre of University of London, on 19th April 2017. The activities undertaken during the workshop aimed at demonstrating to the students how the international trade takes place and why economies emerge in international trade, through the concept of learning by doing. The students actively participated in the games by working in teams to mimic an international trade scenario. The students dealt with international trade concepts and theories in a practical manner with a real life take on business situations.
Sanskar school corridors once again reverberated with the sounds of numerous feet rushing towards the classrooms to begin afresh the new school session on 6th April, 2017. The young eager faces of the children reflected positivity and hope for new beginnings, extended opportunities and prospective growth.
The students were given a warm welcome in the school assembly by the Principal, Ms Rama Datt, who spoke to them about the importance of new beginnings, new endeavours and new resolutions. The children excitedly moved on thereafter to observe their new classrooms, peers and teachers and could be seen taking great interest in turning the crisp pages of their new books and notebooks. The day progressed smoothly encapturing various special moments for the students on their ‘Day 1 at school’.
SANSKAR SCHOOL students of grade 5 put up the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition on 15, March 2017. This year their work centered on “Children worldwide encounter a range of risks, challenges and opportunities”, under the transdisciplinary theme- Sharing the Planet.
An enthusiastic audience comprising parents, teachers, organisations and individuals who work for child welfare and students from other city schools witnessed the presentations. Children from the NGO ‘Taabar’ and the school for the underprivileged ‘Shubham Gurukul’ were invited to perform on stage for which they were applauded by the audience. The Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt, addressed the gathering and praised the efforts of the students.
An enthusiastic audience comprising parents, teachers, organisations and individuals who work for child welfare and students from other city schools witnessed the presentations. Children from the NGO ‘Taabar’ and the school for the underprivileged ‘Shubham Gurukul’ were invited to perform on stage for which they were applauded by the audience. The Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt, addressed the gathering and praised the efforts of the students.
Fifth grade students at Sanskar School participate in Exhibition, which is the culmination of the PYP, allowing students to synthesize and apply their learning of previous years and to reflect upon their journey through the PYP.
The purpose of the Exhibition is for students to engage in an in-depth, collaborative inquiry into a personally significant topic, to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning, and to take action as a result of their learning.
The Exhibition unites students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community in a collaborative experience that incorporates the essential elements of the PYP.
The theme “Sharing the Planet” aims to take them to the next level of understanding the world as they will brainstorm about risks, challenges and opportunities faced by children worldwide.
An ‘Exhibition Information Session’ was organised for the parents on 11 February 2017, so that they too can facilitate their children in this process.
Sanskar School students from classes VIII and IX had an interactive session with members from two NGOs namely, ‘Help in Suffering’ and ‘Angel Eyes’ on campus. ‘Help in Suffering’ is an NGO that works for the welfare of elephants used as tourist rides in Amber area, Jaipur. They showed a documentary depicting the plight of these animals. ‘Angel Eyes’, another NGO that works for the care of injured birds and other animals for adoption, also shared their experiences and sensitised the children to the dismal condition of these uncared for animals.
Students of grade six of Sanskar School attended the 20th Indian Birding Fair on 10th Feb. organized at Man Sagar Dam. The students enjoyed many activities – watching migratory birds through telescopes and binoculars, participating in question-answer sessions with experts, a drawing competition and a quiz. They also attended a session conducted by Pranav Mukherjee who enthralled all with his inspiring poems based on nature. Aryaveer Dhadhich and Vedant Shiv were the students who were given tokens of appreciation for asking thought provoking questions related to birds and the conservation of their habitat.
NRITYA-GATHA: A Dance Experience is an attempt to ignite young minds towards this rich and vibrant world of Indian Dance Heritage through improvisational sessions focused of creating forms through the body and telling stories and legends through these forms.
Students of Sanskar School showcased a street play in the market place in Vaishali Nagar on 27 January 2017 related to ‘Road Safety’. The play gripped the attention of the spectators as it dealt with issues like following traffic rules, safe driving etc. In a satirical manner the play brought out one of the most sensitive matters that is road accidents in India. The students marched in a rally on the streets of Vaishali Nagar, shouting slogans on awareness about road safety.
India’s 68th Republic Day was celebrated with great fanfare at Sanskar School on 26th January 2017. The programme commenced with melodious songs sung by the school choir. Thereafter, the Principal, Ms Rama Datt, unfurled the National Flag in a moment of pride for everyone present on the occasion. Aditya Pareek, from class X, paid tribute to the nation by painting a portrait of ‘Bharat Maata’ on stage in front of the audience while the choir rendered more songs in tune with the event. Later, the Vice Cultural Head Girl, Tanisha Choudhary, Vice Head Boy, Yashovardhan Singh Rathore and Vice Head Girl, Vaishnavi Chaturvedi moved the audience with their expressive thoughts. Following this, the Guest of Honour, Mr N.G.Tripathi, a renowned poet and writer, addressed the children with his motivational words. In the end, the Principal culminated the programme by encouraging the children to do their best each day in order to make a difference in the world.
Sanskar students of classes VI-VIII were treated to an interactive session with Freelance Journalist and Editor, Ms Mala Kumar, on 17th January 2017. The program was an initiative by Pratham Books under the Outreach Program of the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival. The inspirational and exciting initiative brought books and reading closer to the children. Ms Mala Kumar spoke to the students about the different themes of her books, specially the concept of money as expressed in her books. The students put forth ample questions to clarify their doubts and misconceptions regarding various relevant issues, and about writing itself, in general.
A Peer Moderator workshop on study skills was organized at Fortis Hospital on 29th November 2016 for students of classes IX and XI. As Peer Moderators, they were trained to conduct similar programs with their peers in school. Hence, a series of workshops were conducted as part of ‘Pro-Social Peer Moderator Program’ for students of classes VII to XI at Sanskar School. Vagisha Tiwari and Kshitij Jain from class IX and Shivam Goyal and Vaishnavi Chaturvedi from class XI conducted the workshops during the first week of December, 2016. The workshops focussed on Exam and Study Skills. They were made interesting by incorporating a number of group activities and games for the students. The students actively participated in the program and came up with creative ways of using mnemonics in their studies. Concentration exercises based on differentiation of sound and pictures as well as Self-reflective exercises on procrastination were also conducted during the workshops with volunteers and the rest of the class as motivators and demotivators.
As a prelude to the festival of Kite flying, Makar Sankranti, an Awareness Campaign was held at Sanskar School on 6th January 2017 for the students of classes X and XI. Members of the group, Angel Eyes, spoke at length on the detrimental effects of using Chinese ‘Manjha’ on this festival on birds, animals as well as humans. They informed the students about their yearly camp held from 13th to 15th January to rescue, operate, protect and rehabilitate the injured birds and animals during this festival season. The students were given Bird and Animal Helpline numbers to report cases of such accidents for their rescue and treatment. Various members of the group also narrated their personal experiences while working in the organization.
Students from classes VI-VIII presented a Christmas show for the Primary School children on 23rd December 2016, prior to the Winter Vacations. The Middle School children enacted a play based on the nativity of Jesus Christ titled ‘Just a little Christmas’. It was followed by a musical performance by class XI IBDP students which comprised a fusion of English and French carols containing lyrics centralised around the theme of Christmas. Thereafter, the Principal, Ms. Rama Datt, addressed the children by proclaiming the need to love everyone as per the words of Lord Jesus. The celebration concluded with a lively performance by Santa Claus on the carol ‘Jingle Bells’.
Sanskar School students of class X attended ‘The Regional Level CBSE Science Exhibition 2016-17’ on 23rd December 2016. Around 70 schools from the region participated in the event showcasing eco-friendly exhibits and models at Kapil Gyanpeeth School. The 30 students of class X from Sanskar School viewed and studied at close quarters the various demonstrated models dealing with ‘Science, Technology and Mathematics for Nation Building’. They observed exhibits and charts on Solar Water Heater, Organic Farming, Eco-friendly Transportation, Food Production and Security, Sustainable Food Habits, Mathematical Solutions in Everyday Life, etc.
The Annual Prize Distribution function was celebrated at Sanskar School on 20th December 2016 in the memory of (Late) Shri Kanni Thahryamal who paved away for a world class educational institution through his vision and the Director, Ms. Rhea Thahryamal’s persistent endeavours. The students were awarded certificates and gifts for proficiency in the academic year 2015-16 and for their commendable performance in activities in the current academic session 2016-17. The Director, Ms Rhea Thahryamal and the Principal, Ms Rama Datt gave away the prizes to the meritorious students and motivated them to continue working hard for success in the future. They were encouraged to continuously work upon their personality development as well as the true spirit of being morally upright students and individuals.
In the Primary school, Yajur House was declared the ‘Best House’ and Aditi Jha the ‘Best student of the Year’. Students were also rewarded for ‘Excellence in Zero period activity’ – an award given for excelling in various activities during the daily Zero period. Following students were rewarded for their talent:
1. Dramatics – Ridhi Sharma (Class V)
2. Folk Dance – Netra Sambharia (Class IV)
3. Western Dance – Palak Soni (Class V)
4. Basketball – Rudra Pratap Singh – (Class V)
5. Lawn Tennis – Tanishi Kinha (Class V)
6. Vocal Music – Madhav Upadhyay (Class V)
7. Instrumental Music – Prakhar Mathur (Class V)
8. Gymnastics – Bhavik Dhaka (Class V)
9. Karate – Priyanshu Rawat (Class V)
10. Cricket – Abdulla Khan (Class V)
11. Art & Craft – Simran Khan (Class V)
In the Senior school, Atharva House received the privilege of being the ‘Best House’ and Devanshi Kapoor was announced the ‘Best Student of the Year’. Shambhavi Kumari put on the mantle of ‘Best Sports Girl’ alongside Dhananjay Singh Shekhawat, the ‘Best Sports Boy’. Vishal Chauhan and Udaybhan Singh received awards for ‘Responsible Humane Action’ to help needy victims. Jaswant Singh Bhati received recognition for his determination and perseverance to achieve goals.
Sanskar students and faculty members participated in the Pink city Marathon 2016 held in Jaipur on 18th December 2016. The participants started the 5 kms run from Albert Hall uptil the World Trade Park. The marathon runners were cheered all along the way by the bystanders.
The Pre Primary wing of Sanskar School celebrated Sports Day on 16th Dec. 2016. The aim of organizing the activity was to develop psycho-motor skills, physical alertness, sportsmanship and team work among the children.
Children participated in races like Build your Tower, Pot the Flower, Zig-zag race, Hurdle race, Paper Walk race, Balloon race, etc. They participated with enthusiasm and also cheered for their friends to encourage them.
The winners were awarded medals and certificates by the Director, Mrs. Rhea Tharyamal and The Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt.
The Principal in her address appreciated the efforts put in by the children and emphasized upon the importance of hard work and regular practice in students’ daily lives.
On 14th December 2016, an Inter House Yoga Competition was conducted in the Sanskar School Auditorium. The participants displayed their skills in performing various ‘Asanas’. Yajur house was declared the winner. Second position went to Atharva house while Sam and Rig houses secured the 3rd and 4th position, respectively. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Neelam Bhardwaj, addressed the students and praised their commendable performance. The following students were part of the wining team from Yajur House:
(1) Harshita Singh VIB
(2) Sneha Choudhary VIB
(3) Rohan Singh VIA
(4) Nikhil Pratap VIIID
(5) Prakhar Ganeriwal VIIIE
(6) Megh Kedia VIB
(7) Dikshant Sharma IX B
(8) Dhruv Sharma VIIE
(9) Atharva Sharma IXB
(10) Prithvi Mahroli VIIID
(11) Neha VIIID
(12) Aayushmaan Rajawat VIIIA
(13) Jaideep Singh VIIC
(14) Yashasawi Goswami VIIA
On 7th Dec. 2016, Sanskar School had the opportunity to be a part of the ongoing Mother Teresa Film Festival celebrated by Signis India. The dignitaries present at the event were the Director, Ms. Rhea Tharyamal, the Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt, Fr. Nobert Herman, Fr. Prasad, Sisters of Missionaries of Charity, Mr. Michael and Mr. Lalit.
The event began with lighting lamp and the melodious school choir singing a prayer song. These were followed by a speech by Fr. Nobert, Director of the festival, who inspired the gathering by his golden words and reinforced the need to do the smallest of things with greatest love. Thereafter, the Principal motivated the students to take lessons from life through the film based on the life of Mother Teresa depicting real happiness which lies in giving happiness to others.
The highlight of the day was the film ‘The Legacy’ which was run for the students of classes X and XI showing Mother Teresa’s life of love and service to mankind.
Sanskar students participated in International Disability Day celebrations on 2nd and 3rd December 2016. The students attended an Art Workshop at Disha on December 2nd where they painted in pairs with special children. They participated together in duos to enhance and uplift the spirit of inclusion. Sanskar students also attended the grand finale of the 12 day long celebration on December 3rd wherein they presented a Western Dance performance.
Furthermore, Sanskar students took part in a Poster Making Competition with the Theme ‘Disability – equality, rights, contribution, peer support, social contribution’ at Umang. The students once again worked in pairs to explore positive aspects of special abilities, so that they can celebrate inclusiveness in class, school and society at large.
Vagisha Tiwari and Kshitij Jain from class IX and Shivam Goyal and Vaishnavi Chaturvedi from class XI participated in a workshop on Study Skills on 29th November 2016. Ms. Yashwardhini Chauhan, as School Counsellor, escorted the students. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Divya Jain, Head Psychological Services, Fortis Escorts Hospital.
The event was conducted in a captivating and enjoyable manner by incorporating numerous activities. Essential aspects such as Goal Setting, prioritizing, procrastinating, fear of failure, exercises to improve concentration, memory games, learning styles, importance of self-testing, dos and don’ts during and after examinations and maintaining a healthy life style through sleep cycle, healthy food and physical activity were taken up and dealt with in detail in the event. The students actively took part in the activities. As Pro-Social Peer Moderators, they were asked to conduct similar programs in their respective schools. Mr. Vasudev Devnani, Education Minster, Rajasthan gave a final short talk to the students for developing valuable life skills.
Sanskar School participated in the 3 days IIMUN conference from 25th November to 27th November at The Palace School, Jaipur. The school had sent 29 delegates for different committees like the UNSC, ECOSOC, JPS, BCCI, IBE and IP. The students enthusiastically participated and vibrantly communicated their ideas. They were given hypothetical situations to which they responded effectively. Some students namely Marsha Rashid (BCCI), Gourang Sharma (BCCI) and Aman Sharma (IBE) were applauded and given Verbal Mentions. Kshitij Jain (JPS) was bestowed the title of Outstanding Delegate and awarded a certificate and medal.
An Inter-House Speech Competition was held at Sanskar School on 26th November 2016 for classes VI and VII on the occasion of Constitution Day. The students spoke for about a minute on the topic ‘Constitution – The backbone of a democratic nation’. In class VI, Yajur House secured the First position followed by Atharva and Rig House respectively. For class VII, it was Rig House that stole the show with Sam and Atharva House in the Second and Third position. Aarushi Mathur from class VI and Ayushya Joshi and Yushvita Sharma from class VII were adjudged the Best Speakers for their respective classes.
An Inter-House Debate Competition was also held for the students of classes IX and X on 28th November 2016. The students spoke for two minutes on the topic ‘Altering the basic structure of the constitution should be allowed’ (For Class IX) and ‘Are all the decisions of the government constitutional?’ (For Class X). In Class IX, Sam House stood First followed by Rig and Atharva House together on the Second spot. Vagisha Tiwari was adjudged the Best Speaker in Class IX.
In Class X, Rig House secured the First place followed by Yajur and Atharva House in the Second and Third position, respectively. Siddharth Biswas was declared the Best Speaker in Class X.
For students of Class VIII, an Inter-House Essay writing competition was held on 26th November, 2016. The children wrote essays on the topic ‘Indian Constitution-a safeguard to live with dignity’ in about 200 words.
A Meditation workshop was held for the students of classes VIII to XI at Sanskar School on 25th November 2016 by faculty members from Allen Institute, Jaipur. The workshop focussed on different exercises for students to activate their nerve cells and vital glands to enhance their concentration level. The students went through step by step meditation techniques including conscious breathing exercises to stimulate their brain cells. The exercises were performed in an isolated manner to control the brain process and to ensure balance between mind and body. They were motivated to follow a regular practice regimen to help increase their attention span which in turn would help in improving their subsequent performance levels.
94.3 FM organised a live event ‘94.3 FM Ke Rangrez’ at Sanskar School on 25th November 2016 for the students of classes VI to X. The students actively participated in the On The Spot Poster Making event. Colourful and creative posters were made by the children on the theme ‘Go Green, Save Earth’. The students conveyed their messages in the form of slogans highlighting the idea of a Green Earth.
Sanskar School, is the first Microsoft Showcase School in Rajasthan. The announcement was made at an event ‘Transforming Learning with Microsoft Technology’ for School Heads and Principals of about 20 renowned schools of Jaipur on 24th November 2016 at Sanskar School Auditorium. The event commenced with a Welcome Address by the Principal, Ms. Rama Datt. The keynote for the event was delivered by Mr. Pratik Chanda, Director, Education Devices Asia, World Wide Open Field Sales who highlighted Microsoft School program’s vision, thought leadership and a deep understanding of how schools can lever digital to transform teaching and learning. The innovative work being done by schools using Microsoft technology in various parts of the world was shared and showcased during the session by Ms. Meenakshi Uberoi, Education Evangelist & Founding Director, De Pedagogics. The objective of the event was to celebrate the use of technology in imparting transformational education and also to understand and experience the future trends in technology that drive innovation.
An Inter-school training workshop on ‘Mental Health and Adolescent Issues’ was held for students and teachers of class VII at Sanskar School on 23rd November 2016. The workshop was attended by teachers and students of 21 schools of Jaipur. The Resource Person for the session, Mr Faiz from Quality Education Asia, spoke about Mental Health and the ways to achieve it, Adolescence, the 4 types of changes that occur in adolescents and measures to undertake in order to deal with them. He also urged them to follow a 21 day exercise to develop positive thinking. Various activities were also conducted to enable the children to relate to issues relevant in the daily lives of adolescents.
As a part of celebrating the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2016, Disha Foundation held a Signature Campaign for the cause of Disability at large on 22nd November 2016 at Sanskar School. The Director, Ms. Rhea Thahryamal, the Principal, Ms. Rama Datt, Vice Principals, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms. Girdhar Kumari, a large number of teachers and students signed up on banners to show their commitment towards the care of people with disabilities.
Sanskar school students of grade 1 went to ‘Traffic Park’ to explore into the Central Idea – “Communities make efforts to create transportation systems to meet their needs”, under the theme ‘HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES’. Students explored the mini traffic park with all the necessary traffic signs and rules that we must follow while we are moving on the road. Students observed and followed all the signs and learnt about dangers of not following them. It was an enjoyable day with learning, fun and frolic.
Mother-Daughter “Health and Hygiene” workshop was conducted for the girl students of classes V to VII on 18th November 2016. Members of Procter & Gamble Team undertook the fun, interactive session on adolescent health and hygiene organized for mothers and daughters. The one-hour session aimed at helping mothers and daughters understand the physical and emotional changes of growing up.
The Final Round of Inter House Maths Quiz was held on 16th November 2016 at Sanskar School. The quiz was conducted in three groups – Classes I to III, IV and V and IX to XI. The quiz comprised five to seven rounds including a Rapid Fire round which tested the intelligence and presence of mind of the participants as well as audience.
For classes I to III, Sam House was declared the Winner followed by Rig House. In classes IV and V, Atharva House scored the maximum marks and secured First position followed by Yajur House. In the third group, comprising classes IX to XI, Yajur House attained the First position followed by Atharva House.
Pre-Primary kids at Sanskar School had a day full of fun & frolic on 15th November 2016 which was celebrated as Children’s Day. The classrooms were decorated to give a special feel of the occasion. Children came to school dressed up in colourful clothes. Games like Paper Dance, Musical Chair and Statue Dance were organized for them. They also enjoyed dancing with their friends. To add more to the day, they brought special tiffins to share with their friends.
They learnt about Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and his love for kids.
Children learnt the importance of friendship and values like loving each other and caring & sharing among friends.
A Hindi Language Workshop was held for the Hindi language faculty by Madhubun Educational Books, a leading publisher of school books, on 12th November 2016. This workshop was attended by 80 teachers from various city schools. The workshop covered various aspects of Hindi language teaching (speaking and listening skills in real life situations, writing for communicative purposes, and reading texts) and shared the latest developments in research in language education. The focus was to help language teachers enhance their teaching strategies and techniques (cooperative learning, interactive learning, project-based learning, integrating ICT into the classroom) to work across a range of language and skill levels in the classroom. The Resource Person for the workshop was Dr.P.K.Jain who has written more than 65 books in Hindi and Sanskrit and has conducted more than 750 workshops for hindi language teachers.
Treasure hunt activity was organized for the Pre Primary kids at Sanskar School on 11th Nov. 2016.
The students participated with enthusiasm and followed the given clues to reach the hidden treasure. They started the hunt from their classrooms, searched for arrows leading them to the spots where clues were hidden. They comprehended the picture clues leading to the next spot until they reached the final spot to dig out the treasure.
The aim of this activity was to develop team work, cooperation, curiosity, applying research and problem solving skills, and comprehension of clues.
On 11th November 2016, in the honour and the celebration of National Education Day, Sanskar School organized three activities namely, Essay writing, Slogan writing and a Workshop based on ‘Education’.
The Essay writing activity (360 words) was organized for classes I to VII. The students presented the common theme that progress of India is only possible through education. The essay was judged on the basis of Creativity, Adherence to the topic and Grammar by our teachers.
Also, a Slogan writing competition was held for class VIII on the topic ‘Education’. The students presented their thoughts and ideas through short write ups along with drawings. The slogans were judged on the basis of creativity, originality and expression.
Finally, a Workshop on Education was held on the same day for the students of class IX and X. The speakers vociferously presented important leaders and their work for the cause of education in India and across the world.
The event concluded with inspiring words by the Vice Principal, Ms. Neelam Bhardwaj, which went hand in hand with the thoughts of Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who believed that “Education imparted by the heart can bring revolution in the society.”
Sanskar School students of classes IX and X observed Vigilance Awareness week by attending a talk on corruption free society by Squadron Leader Anurag Sharma. The students were motivated to follow the right path and prevent corruption at every level in society. They were inspired to do atleast one noble deed daily as well as promote transparency and accountability through their actions.
Anushka Choudhary and Rupal Choudhary, students of class XI and IX respectively from Sanskar School, participated in an Inter School Poster Making Competition. The competition was organized by the Indian Postal Department on 4th November 2016 at the Community Hall, Jaipur GPO. Students from approximately 9-10 schools of Jaipur made posters based on the topic “Good Governance Practices”. The honourable Jury comprised members of Kala Neri Institute, Jaipur.
Sanskar students participated and won awards in various events at the Sahodaya Fest 2016. The winners for the events that marked Sahodaya Fest, from 17th – 21st October, were as follows:-
1. Apex International School (18th October 2016)
a. Madhubani Painting Competition – Consolation Prize
a. Rashu Gujjar (X)
b. Nyra Vijayvargiya (IX)
c. Kunika (XI)
b. Digital Advertisement Creation using HTML – Consolation Prize
Team 1: Esha Sharma (IX)
Manan Nahata (IX)
Team 2: Shamatmika Rathore (IX)
Ayush Ranwa (IX)
c. Ramanujan Maths Quiz – Second Prize
a. Ayushya Joshi (VII)
b. Divyangana Rajawat (VIII)
c. Hardik Jonwal (VIII) – ‘Ramanujan of the day’
2. Edify World School (19th October 2016)
Heritage Quiz – Third Prize
a. Kshitij Jain
c. Hardik Jonwal
d. Tanishq Ghiya
Sanskar Students also participated in the following events at different Sahodaya schools all over Jaipur:
1. Yoga Workshop
2. Face to Face Activity
3. Motivational Workshop
4. Dance Demonstration of Odissi
5. Career Counselling
6. Story Telling using hand puppets
7. Best out of waste
9. Anchoring: My passion (Workshop)
10. Theatre workshop
11. Western Dance Workshop
A Story Telling Session was held at Sanskar School on 14th October, 2016 by Ms. Shikha Sood of the Scholastic Group. The session was attended by students of classes I, II and III. A story ‘The Selfish Cat’ was narrated in an innovative manner with adequate usage of expression, narrative skills, voice modulation, gestures, etc. to keep the students engrossed in listening. The session provided an opportunity to instill the art of story telling and communication in students.
Sanskar school students of class III exhibited their learning based on Trans-disciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp and Saraswati Vandana. After that Indian and International art forms were wonderfully presented by the children through drama, dance, song and paintings. Drama was presented conveying the message to face the problem with presence of mind .Folk dance of Punjab made the environment lively and entertaining. To bring awareness in society about harmful effects of smoking and chewing tobacco ‘Nukkad Natak’ was presented. Western dances like Salsa, Hiphop and Free style were performed by the children with great enthusiasm on the stage. Indian style of painting like Gond painting, Kalamkari, Bengal art and International painting like Scary Night and Self Potrait were demonstrated by the children. Principal Mrs Rama Datt motivated the children with her kind words.
A Poster Making Competition was held at Sanskar School by Lions Club International, Jaipur on 6th October 2016. Approximately 600 students of classes VI to VIII participated in the competition that was based on the theme ‘World Peace’. The students let lose their creative spirit and presented myriad of colours on paper to depict the scenario of World Peace as interpreted by them.
The Pre-Primary wing at Sanskar School depicted the rich mythological culture of our country through Ramleela presentation on 6th October 2016. The students were enthusiastic and confident while enacting scenes like Ram Janma, Seeta Swayamwar, Seeta Haran and Ravan Vadh.,/p>
The school choir added melody to the show by singing ‘Chaupayee’ from the Ramcharitmanas.
The Principal Mrs. Rama Datt in her address focussed and emphasised upon encouraging the efforts of the children and appreciate their talent. The show was well attended by parents and grandparents.
Sanskar School students of classes XI and XII attended a workshop on ‘Learning through Case study Method’ by officials from Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), New Delhi on 5th October 2016. Dr G.L.Tayal, Dean Academics at ISBF, and Ms Garima Sharma, Associate Manager, Admissions & Outreach for the University of London International programmes in India, helped the children learn basic concepts of Economics and Finance through a Case Study discussion. The students were involved as active participants in the learning process and the approach enabled them to relate theoretical concepts to the real world scenario.
Hobsons, a U.S. based K-12 academic support organization, held a training session for teachers at Sanskar School on 4th and 5th October 2016. Their product Naviance, a widely adopted college and career-readiness platform, offers a variety of solutions that enable students and families to collaborate more effectively with counselors and teachers and allow school administrators to optimize student potential and learning outcomes. Day one of the training dealt with aspects like Implementation and Family Connection while day two was assigned to online training on the administrative portal.
Traffic Awareness and Road Safety Day was conducted at Sanskar School on 3rd Oct, 2016 by the members of Lions Clubs International with the support of Jaipur Traffic Police. The Principal, Ms Rama Datt, urged the children to make the most of the opportunity to imbibe correct safety measures through this program. TSI education department from Yaadgaar Control Room, Sub Inspector Chuttan Lal Sharma made the X, XI and XII class students aware about the traffic and road safety through an enlighting talk as well as an audio visual presentation. This was followed by a question and answer session wherein students were asked questions related to traffic and road safety and rewarded for the correct responses.
Sanskar School IB students had an Interactive session with admission officers from St Lawrence University and Kalamazoo College (United States) on 30th Sep 2016. The students were made aware of all the criteria & prerequisites for enrolling in foreign universities and colleges in the U.S.
Students of class II of Sanskar School gave a presentation titled ‘Change for the planet, care for the people’ on 27th September 2016. The students showed their learning under the transdisciplinary theme – Sharing the planet. The inquiry focussed on the resources and their conservation. The students presented Nukkad Natak, short drama, songs and dance to promote sustainable development of the Earth’s resources. The students interacted and put forth questions to the parents about ways to save finite and infinite resources at home. The students also reflected their knowledge about nature and the types of resources through a beautiful poem ‘Nature smiles at me’. Parents, as the audience, cheered and applauded the young performers.
Sanskar School organised a Biology Workshop under the JSSC Faculty Development Programme (Subject Specific Workshops) on 20th and 21st Sept 2016. PGT Biology subject teachers from approximately twenty schools of Jaipur participated actively in this workshop. Sanskar School Principal, Ms Rama Datt, welcomed the participants and urged them to make an effective use of the workshop. The programme dealt with the critical issue of preparing Question Banks through carefully planning and framing questions based on typology.
A workshop on Poetry Slam, for Sanskar School students of classes IX to XII, was held on 2nd Sept 2016. The workshop was conducted by Mr Ikenna Onyegbula, 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion and 4 Time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion, and Mr Kyle Louw, an internationally recognized spoken word poet. The students were given an insight on the different aspects of poetry, tips on how to discover the hidden poet inside each student and ways to mould oneself to connect to the audience as that is the most important role of a poet in a Poetry Slam Competition. Mr Ikenna and Mr Kyle brought the poet inside the students to the forefront by enabling them to recite their poems in front of the student audience and by taking their feedback at the same time. The workshop concluded on a high note with power packed, moving performances by the Poetry Slam champions that were enthusiastically applauded by the students.
A wisdom enhancement session “Seedhi Baat” was organised at Sanskar school auditorium for XI and XII science. Mr. R.P. Manchanda, an author and expert in chemistry & winner of Dronacharya award & Rajeev Gandhi award interacted with the students. He gave some tips related to time management, cracking the examination and preparing for the boards. The session lasted for two hours and the queries were promptly answered by the author.
Students of class IV of Sanskar School gave a presentation titled ‘Alliance with Peace’ on August 30th 2016, which was attended by the parents of the students. The students showed their learning under the transdisciplinary theme- sharing the planet. The inquiry was focused on conflicts and strategies adopted for the resolutions. The students enacted the effects of conflicts in our daily life and also discussed some strategies to resolve conflict. They presented their research and inquiry in the form of PPT, Poetry, enactments and their experiences. The students also dramatized selected human rights which was followed by the information on the change makers. The dance and song presentation conveyed the message of peace and harmony, through this children connected to the message of ‘Alliance with Peace’ which motivated parents as well.
Sanskar School students of classes VII to X had an interactive session with faculty members from Aakash, a premier coaching institute in Jaipur. The students were provided information pertaining to career exploration in Science, Humanities, Commerce, Medicine & Paramedical Science, Engineering, Defence, Management, and many more such avenues. They were also provided details regarding the ANTHE (Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam) 2016 as well as the scholarship criteria and cash awards for the aspirants.
Faculty members from the O.P.Jindal Global University held an interactive session on Higher Education with Sanskar School grade 11 and 12 students and teachers on 26th August 2016. The talk aimed at introducing the senior students to a global career in law, management and liberal arts & humanities after class XII and also to introduce them to the O.P.Jindal Global University and its undergraduate programme. The students were apprised of the various programmes offered by the O.P.Jindal Global University and its concerned Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) and Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH).
Sweet India dance group from Barcelona, Spain performed Bollywood, Flamico and Oriental dance at Sanskar School as a part of their endeavour to cover various schools all across Rajasthan over a fourteen days tour to India as an exchange cultural event.
The group members represent India in Spain by celebrating various Indian festivals in their country. Its group leader Sylvia has visited India more than ten times to showcase Indian and Spanish dance forms. The group has performed in Italy, Spain, France and many other countries across the globe.
Class III students of Sanskar School showcased their learning about the diverse culture of India under the theme- “Where we are in place and time”. They dressed up in the attire of different Indian states and shared information about the states with great enthusiasm. The students enjoyed the activity as well as gained confidence in expressing themselves. They have gained knowledge about the climate food languages, dresses, famous dances, festivals and cities of the different states of our country. It was a great learning experience for each and every student.
The tiny-tots of Sanskar School’s Pre Primary walked on the stage dressed up as characters of their choice from the given themes – Fantasy world of Fairy tales, Nursery Rhymes and Cartoons, Freedom Fighters, What I want to be.
The show aimed at bringing out each child’s creative talent, boost their confidence, inculcate moral values and enhance their communication and social skills.
The parents as audience encouraged the children and appreciated their efforts with applauds.
The Principal Mrs. Rama Datt welcomed the gathering and appreciated the efforts of the parents and teachers in nurturing the children and preparing them to accomplish their future dreams.
An initiative by Masoom and YI (Young Indians) was carried out at Sanskar School, Sirsi Road on 9th August 2016 to present a project on ‘Keeping Children Safe’. Students from classes I-V were told about the difference between good and bad touch. They were explained about the need to say no and to share any such incident with a trusted adult. Most importantly, they were informed about Childline number 1098, a national 24-hour free, phone emergency outreach service for children in need of care and protection. The Principal, Mrs Rama Datt as well as the Vice Principal, Mrs Neelam Bhardwaj further spoke to the children to ensure their safety and protection at all times by following the directions given in the presentation.
Sanskar School, Sirsi Road, Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti and Vaishali Patrika celebrated Jadi Booti Diwas on the occasion of the birthday of Shri Balkrishna ji Maharaj on 4th August 2016. For this, a plantation drive was initiated at Sanskar School wherein a special song ‘Van Mat Kaato Re Bhaiya’ was sung to invoke the growing need for greenery and conservation of plant life. Patanjali Biscuits were distributed on this occasion amongst all present in the programme. Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti District Incharge, Dr Manjula Bhati stressed on the need for Yoga and planting trees by talking about the uses of various plants and motivated everyone to grow medicinal plants. Sanskar School Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt thanked everyone present at the event and emphasized the fact that planting one tree is equivalent to saving one life.
Sanskar School students of class VIII and teachers (IT and Content) attended the FilmIt India Workshop by Intach and The Helen Hamlyn Trust on 4th August 2016 at Maharani Gayatri Devi School. The workshop was a part of Phase 6 of the FilmIt Project. The content and themes of the year as well as technical expertise on film making were shared by content expert and film directors from Tuning Fork Films. Different types of shots and angles and the steps to make a film on Movie Maker were explained in the workshop. The participating schools were presented a DVD of the award winning films.
Sanskar School students of classes XI and XII had an interactive session with admission officers from top U.S. universities to explore various options of studying in the U.S. The officers from various universities like Hillsborough Community College, New York Film Academy, Ohio University, Savannah College of Art and Design, SUNY Plattsburg, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, University of California, Irvine, University of Oklahoma and Washington & Jefferson College were part of the visiting team. The students were provided information regarding university life, application procedure for scholarships, self funding in college, essays for the college application and the general criteria for admission in universities in the U.S. They were also informed about the difference between community, private and public college and the prerequisite for getting admission in each.
Teachers from Sanskar School attended a workshop organized at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur on 29th July 2016 to highlight the problem of increasing number of sexual offences against children. Mrs Komal Pandya, Mrs Sheetal Vincent and Mr Prashant Juneja represented Sanskar School at the workshop.
The workshop was undertaken to sensitize the society about the need to protect children against sexual assaults and harassment in any form. The need for stricter laws for those who do and support such crimes was also highlighted.
Jaipur Police Commissioner, Mr Sanjay Agarwal, Collector, Mr Siddharth Mahajan, ACP, Child Protection Consultant (UNICEF), Mr Dharamveer Yadav, ADM and SDM were some of the dignitaries who shared their views on protection of victims of child abuse in support with the laws. They also spoke about ways to reduce and eradicate such acts in society. The role of educational institutions and NGOs was also emphasized in this context.
An eye checkup camp was organized in Sanskar School from 19th- 21st July’ 16. In this camp doctors from Anand Eye Hospital and Eye Center, C-Scheme, Jaipur, tested the eye sight of all the children from Vatika to Class XII as well as staff members. Children put forth queries regarding their eye problems and got expert medical advice from the doctors.
An Inter-School training programme was conducted in Sanskar School on 9th July 2016 by Quality Education Asia Resource Person, Ms Kalpana Kapoor. The participants, i.e, around one hundred Pre-Primary teachers from various schools in Jaipur, were given a welcome address by the Principal, Ms Rama Datt. The interactive session was supplemented by activities, group work and discussion. The training was aimed at supporting the teaching staff to develop a better understanding of why ECCE is followed in early childhood, understanding the domains of learning, identifying the skills required, mapping objectives with strategies, designing strategies, constructing lesson plans inclusive of domains, developing a conducive environment and developing collaborative skills.
Sanskar school corridors could be seen brimming with the sounds of cheerful voices and pattering feet on day one of school reopening after summer vacations on 4th July 2016. Children excitedly shared their experiences regarding the various places they visited and the memorable time they spent with their friends and relatives. The Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt, and teachers welcomed the students once again in their fold.
Sanskar School celebrated the second International Yoga Day on 21st June 2016 with enthusiastic and active participation of parents, students and teachers. The participants collectively performed Yoga Asanas under the guidance of trained faculty member, Mrs. Manjula Bhati.
They were also informed about the various Yoga Asanas that should be practised regularly to avoid heart, respiratory and other such prevalent diseases. The participants were also treated to a round of laughter therapy by The Principal, Mrs. Rama Datt, to conclude the event on a cheerful and healthy note.
Col. J. S. Chauhan of Kargil Defence Academy conducted a seminar for the students of classes X & XI on 13 May’16 at Sanskar School. Col. Chauhan highlighted the importance of joining the Defence Services. He briefed the students regarding the selection procedure. The students were shown a presentation depicting the life of a cadet. A lot of queries from the students made the session interactive.
The Junior subscribers of DNA Newspaper of Sanskar School were mesmerized by the mysterious tricks of a Magic Show organized in the school auditorium on 12 May, 2016. The magician, Mr. Rajesh amused the students of classes III to V. The children wondered at the tricks and showed an enthusiasm to learn some of them. The session was full of laughter, surprise and excitement.
It was again a time of showcasing the talent by the students of IX-X of Sanskar School when they were asked to participate in the Club Activities on 11 May 2016. The students were divided in nine clubs namely, Aesthetic, Health, Mathematics, Language, Integrity, Environment, Road Safety, Heritage and Science.
The activities comprised of “Making poster on Tobacco; A leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases”, “Writing a report on Media and Tobacco; how they get the message across!”, “Making Placards adhering to traffic rules”, “Pasting pictures of different monuments and showing the geometrical shapes involved”, “Writing essay on Tobacco Kills in any form or disguise” and so on.
The students applied their knowledge, observation and creativity for an effective presentation.
Sanskar School has been declared the recipient of the British Council International School Award for the period 2016-2019. This award is given as recognition for outstanding development of international learning in the curriculum and promoting students to become global citizens.
A parenting workshop was conducted for the parents of students of classes VI to VIII on 7th May 2016. The ‘Practicing Leadership and Self Management’ programme was conceptualized by Quality Education Asia to enable the parents to face various challenges in their daily lives. The Leadership programme took the parents through an introspective and transformational journey in an interesting manner as each concept was presented and reinforced with the help of videos, anecdotes, role-plays and powerful self assessment inventories. The workshop made the parents aware about the orientation of iSMART Personality Development and Value Education learning for students.
Sanskar students of classes XI and XII were given a Career Counselling session by Mr Siddharth Vibha. This was done after conducting an Aptitude test of the students to enable them to decide upon their choice of career. They were apprised of the programs offered by the institute in the field of Management and Law. As the demand for professionals in law and management is increasing exponentially, the students were encouraged to pursue the two as possible career options. Selection of the right career path being one of the most daunting decisions that most students face in their lives, they were provided the opportunity to attend this session for ease in making the right choice of career path to follow.
Nature enthusiast and keen photographer, Mr Sahdev, took an interactive session with the students of class V on 6th May 2016 at Sanskar School. He introduced the students to the world of flora and fauna of Uttarakhand as well as the picturesque Western Ghats. In addition, he initiated the students to the wide variety of birds and butterflies thriving there through a detailed video presentation. The students took active participation in the highly informative session on forest fires and wildlife of the region.
The annual Scholastic Book Fair was inaugurated by the Principal, Mrs Rama Datt at Sanskar School on 5th May 2016. The three day book fair from 5th to 7th May 2016 is aimed at inculcating the habit of reading amongst school children. The books offer a wide variety of reading material ranging from Fiction and Non Fiction books, Activity books, books for Early Learning, Reference and Education books to books related to different Hobbies segregated according to different age groups. The Principal spoke to the children and motivated them to develop a reading habit from an early age to gain confidence and a cutting edge in life.
Sanskar students of classes VI to XII interacted with Mr. Parnab Mukherjee, a spoken word performer, independent media analyst, curator and a performance consultant on 29th April 2016. Mr. Parnab Mukherjee is one of the leading alternative theatre directors of the country who has directed more than 50 productions of performance texts including 3 international collaborations. In addition to that, he has worked extensively on a range of human rights issues. As a choice of author under the two-day literature festival “Bookaroo” at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Mr. Parnab Mukherjee held an interactive session with Sanskar students to commemorate 400 years of William Shakespeare’s passing away. The event was titled “Museum of a million Hamlets”. It was a solo of many voices and was a quilt stitched together from a performer’s point of view to decode Hamlet from a South Asian pair of eyes.
Sanskar School students of classes X-XII were given an informative talk on SAT and Global Education Opportunities on 29th April 2016 by renowned SAT Instructor Ms. Abha Chibber from New Delhi. Ms Abha Chibber is a member of the College Board and a highly skilled teacher of Critical Reading, a major component of the SAT examination. She is a regular attendee of workshops at Philadelphia and Richmond and runs Perfect Communication institute with branches at Delhi and Gurgaon. The students were told strategies to recognize their area of expertise, marshal their potential and harness talent effectively to suit the current day and age. They were provided information on the various avenues available to them for exploration and growth. They were also informed about the correct and simplified procedure to be followed to be successful in the various arenas open to them. The students actively participated in the talk by putting forward their queries for seeking clarification.
Sanskar School students of classes VIII to X participated actively in ‘Matee Utsav’ celebration at Bal Bhawan School on 23rd April 2016. This was to commemorate ‘World Earth Day’ on 22nd April 2016. The event was based on the art of Clay Moulding and Pottery wherein students from various schools took part in group activities and competitions along with a workshop on Pottery. The students were divided into groups to work upon different topics like ‘Ancient Utensils’, ‘A view of Sabarmati’, etc. The experience allowed the students to get a realistic feel of the method of using clay to prepare beautiful creations and also enabled them to gain insight into the field of Clay Moulding and Pottery.
An Inter House Poster Making Competition was held for students of classes VI-X on 23rd April 2016. The topics for the competition ranged from India Today, Games then and now, Cultures around the world, Climatic changes in the world to Technical advancement – A boon for humanity. Students of all the four houses worked with their respective groups to make vibrant posters depicting various scenarios highlighted by the themes. Their zeal could be seen reflected in the creative and vivid images brought to life on paper.
Sanskar School students of classes IX and X undertook Life Skills activities on April 20, 2016 with full gusto and enthusiasm. The students worked individually as well as in groups on various pertinent issues like Respect for Law and Order, Sensitivity to Environment, Fostering Respect for Differences, Team-Work, Discipline, Responsibility, Good Behavior in Human Interaction, Do your Best, etc. They performed skits, wrote articles, made posters, banners and placards, participated in group discussions and debates and conducted brain storming sessions on the concerned topics. These activities endeavour to make the students wholly committed to creativity, universal harmony, achievement and sustainable development through holistic education.
Sanskar School students of classes IX, X and XII were given a Career Counselling session by Globaledy, Global Career Consultants for admission to overseas universities. The students were provided information regarding the prerequisites for appearing for SAT examination, its relevance in India as well as abroad, the scoring pattern and the procedure to follow for applying for the SAT examination. The children clarified their doubts and put forth queries regarding preparation for SAT. The students gained an insight into admission into foreign universities to enable them to think about their future prospects and plan for the same.
Sanskar School reverberated with the excited sounds of children streaming into the corridors and classrooms yet again to start a brand new session on 4th April, 2016. It was a day for the young ones to be welcomed back into the folds of the school while looking forward to a wondrous new year ahead, forging new connections with the teachers and friends. The palpable excitement and vivid anticipation of the children could be seen clearly etched on their faces with an evident desire to start new explorations and discoveries.
It is a clean slate once again when the children can erase all the previous errors and write anew their success stories. The auspicious day therefore started with a special assembly to welcome all old and new Sanskarians to their eagerly awaited abode. The assembly commenced with an invocation to the gods. This was followed by the felicitation of some of the achievers from last year through the presentation of certificates and medals by the Principal, Ms Rama Datt. Following that, not a single child was left untouched by the inspiring words of the Principal who emphasized the need for confidence, practical knowledge and a well-rounded personality. The students were given a brief through of the Principal’s expectations from the children down the year. While every child is expected to try new ideas, make new discoveries and fulfill the aims, goals and hopes of their parents, their ultimate goal should be to be true to themselves, their work and values. Once that is done, success will automatically follow. Give respect, be kind and generous towards all, be honest and humble in your dealings with others and above all, leave no scope for others to say you didn’t try. After all nothing is impossible for a determined and persevering mind.
The entire Sanskar team – The Director, Ms Rhea Tharyamal, the Principal, Ms Rama Datt, Vice Principals, Ms Neelam Bhardwaj and Ms Girdhar Kumari, the teachers and staff of Sanskar School wished a stupendous and successful year ahead for the students. May they shine with their natural light – after all, that’s what stars do!
Yashovardhan Singh Rathore (Class X) of Sanskar School received the 1st State Rank in International English Olympiad and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5000, a gold medal and a gift voucher of Rs. 1000. He was felicitated with a Certificate of Merit for the same. His international rank of 172 brought great pride to the school.
TOI organized career counselling session in Sanskar School for the students of classes X -XII. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt Ltd showcased possible career openings after school via an influential presentation given by Mr Rahul Gupta and Kapil Dixit. The students were profited by this session as they were acquainted with a possible smart career in the near future.
A workshop on career in the Armed forces was conducted at Sanskar School, Jaipur. A motivational speech was delivered by Capt Himanshu giving details of the criteria and procedure to get into the Armed Forces as an officer. Motto of the workshop was, ‘Serve the nation- Join the Army’. The Workshop emphasized on the 15 officer like qualities like Effective Intelligence, Reasoning Ability, Organizing Ability, Power of Expression, Social Adaptability, Cooperation, Sense of responsibility, Speed of Decision, Liveliness, Determination, Courage, Stamina and Self Confidence. Being in the Armed Forces is a Passion and not a job. “One who leads is a leader, hence an officer”. The main aim of the workshop was to ignite the fire in young students to join the Armed Forces as an Officer.
Drivers Training Program named SAARTHI was conducted in Sanskar School, on the 13th of August, with around 55 drivers as participants.
This program was conducted by Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety in association with Traffic Police and Transport department. It was supported by AU Finance under their corporate social responsibility. Components of the training included current road safety scenario, attitudinal change and sensitivity on road safety, defensive and safe driving, road signage markings and detailed post-accident care with practical demonstration of CPCR on a dummy.
It was imparted in an interactive manner using methodology like games, audio visual PPT, videos, group discussion and meditation. A Free eye checkup was also organized for the drivers. The program concluded with gifts for participation by AU Finance.
An Interschool Skating Championship 2015 was organized By PGIS (Parasrampuria Gem International School) on 29th of July. The students of Sanskar School brought pride by winning numerous medals in the 300m and 500m Rink Race. In the Under 16 group of 300m Rink Race, Samradhi, Sneha Datta and Palni Pandey won Silver medals, followed by Siya Judeja and Sayant Choudhary both bagging Bronze medals. In the 500m Rink Race, Krisha Judeja and Abhay Singh won Gold medals, followed by Dhruv, who won a Silver and Anirudh who received a Bronze medal.
Rakta Data Jeevan Data Usse Bada Sirf Vidhata. With this inspirational thought a blood donation camp was organized at Sanskar School, Jaipur on 1st July, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The camp was held to commemorate the Ninth Death Anniversary of the Founder Director of Sanskar School, Shri Kanni Thahryamal .
Shri Gopal Krishna Seva Samiti, Jaipur assisted Swastha Kalyan Blood Bank in putting this noble thought into action. Parents, staff members and many others voluntarily came forward to donate blood. Each donor was felicitated with a memento and a certificate for contributing towards a humane cause.
International Yoga Day was celebrated with enthusiasm in Sanskar School, Jaipur on 21st June, 2015. The gathering of students, parents and staff was informed about the benefits of yoga by the session instructor. The holistic benefits of yoga were experienced by the participants who expressed their feelings of rejuvenation and relaxation after the session.
Summer Camp, held in the month of May, comprised a plethora of activities including folk dance, western dance, art & craft, theatre, yoga, skating, karate, vocal and instrumental music.
In the educational arena, activities such as ‘Fun with Maths’ ‘Conversation and Speaking Skills’ and ‘Computer Application’ were also taken up to refine their skills.
Children participated actively in different sports like Cricket, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis and Karate, making optimum use of vacation time.
The Culmination Programme exhibited the skills they had attained during the Summer Camp.
Sanskar School, Sirsi Road, organised ‘Club Activities’ on 13th May, 2015 for classes IX and X. Students of these classes were divided into different clubs according to their choice and preference. In all, there were 9 clubs to choose from – Health, Science, Language, Heritage, Aesthetic, Maths, Road Safety, Environment and Integrity Club. Each club aimed at giving the students an opportunity to cultivate curiosity, optimism and perseverance. Each club had its individual activities which brought about creative and innovative skills of the students be it writing a report on cleanliness drive, preparing a brochure, creating scenery from the mathematical figures to writing slogans, making cards, posters or collage.
Sanskar School organized a guest lecture for students of Class V under their PYP curriculum. The speaker exposed the students to important explorers and explorations which have changed the face of the world including India’s latest contribution in this field- Mars Orbiter Mission- MOM.
Shambhavi Kumari of Sanskar School represented India at the 12th International Junior Grand Prix Event for Skeet Shooting in Porpetto, Italy. The event was held from the 1st to the 3rd of May, 2015. Thirteen countries participated in the event wherein the Indian Team secured 3rd position and won a bronze medal for the country. Individually Shambhavi was placed 12th out of a field of over 30 shooters. An exemplary student, an extraordinary sportsman and a role model to the student fraternity, Shambhavi did Sanskar School and the nation proud with her performance.
Skilled faculty of IIHM conducted an informative counselling session aiming at awareness, highlighting eligibility criteria, kinds of courses and basic qualification for job openings in hospitality industry for students of classes X, XI and XII.
A puppet show was organised at Sanskar School to develop story telling skills among the children. The puppeteers displayed their art and talent through colourful dancing puppets and traditional songs.
‘CP Education’ conducted a workshop on career as a lawyer. Motivational presentation by Mr Abhishek Chaturvedi, Director of CP Education grabbed the attention of pupil to think over making a profession in the legal area. The crux of the workshop was ‘preparedness to crack CLAT’.
A workshop on career openings in Armed forces as an officer was conducted by Kargil Defence Academy at Sanskar School Jaipur. A motivational speech was delivered by Brig V. D. Singh Nirwan (retd.). Inspiring presentation about life of a cadet at National Defence Academy, Pune stirred the children to think over this as their future career. The workshop also highlighted the details, criteria and procedure to get into Armed Forces as an officer.