MEET THE AUTHOR SESSION
There is nothing more exciting than getting the chance to attend a book signing and meeting the author you have read. ‘Meet the Author’ session was organised by Happy Model School for the students of Grade V and VI in the school auditorium where the students got the opportunity to interact with Sampurna Chattarji, the renowned poet, novelist, translator and illustrator and get their books signed by her. The interactive session with the writer encouraged the students to read new books. It helped them to get the author’s perspective on the book and a chance to meet the brilliant person who created the world and characters they loved so much. It was a unique opportunity to go deeper into the understanding of the art of writing and creating an imaginary world of wonders. It was an enthralling and never- before like experience for the students. Principal, Ms. Astha Ghai Walia encouraged the students to be avid readers throughout their lives.
ANTI- CRACKER WORKSHOP ORGANISED
Happy Model school, Janak Puri, organised anti cracker workshop for the students of classes VIII, XI and XII with the aim to create awareness among the students about the harmful effects of burning crackers. The guest speaker to the occasion was the renowned advocate Mr Amit Tanwar . This session was a part of "Legal Literate Programme" at school level.The school Principal Astha Ghai walia and Vice Principal Shashi Naithani Deoli welcomed the guest speaker and invited him to educate the students by sharing his knowledgeable information.The chief guest encouraged the students to “Say No to Crackers’ and saving lives by doing so. He talked about the level of pollution increasing in the cities by burning crackers, just for the sake of fun. He also talked about the amount of child-labour used in this regard, exploiting the future of the children, the future citizens of the country. The statistics presented by him was an eye-opener to many a students. He added that as young citizens the future of the planet depends on them and it is high time to take preventive measures. He also talked about the ways how this problem can be handled, planting trees to make the environment pollution free being one of the measures. He added that the future of the Earth is everyone’s responsibility and saving the environment should be the top most priority.The programme concluded with vote of thanks.
THE 4TH GHAI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT INAUGURATED IN HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL
A unique sporting venture, set to make a mark to promote Cricket among school students, under 12,the 4th Ghai Memorial Cricket Tournament, was inaugurated by Happy Model School Principal Ms.Astha Ghai Walia on 1st November 2018.The school playground was the venue for the inaugural match played between the host school and Sumermal Jain Public School, in which HMS was declared the winner by 105 runs. The toss was won by Sumermal Jain team which decided to field first. Happy Model School team scored213 runs in 25 overs at the loss of four wickets. Jatin Bhardwaj was declared the Man of the Match. Eight schools of New Delhi will participate in the tournament to make their mark in the field of Cricket, competing for the Ghai Memorial Cricket Tournament 2018 Trophy.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR 2018 AT HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL
Happy Model School, Janak Puri, organised Scholastic Book Fair in the school premises from 29th Oct. to 3rd Nov. 2018, to provide the children an opportunity to read by choice and to promote the habit of reading. The fair was inaugurated by the school Principal Astha Ghai Walia, who encouraged the students to become regular readers. A wide section of books and reading material were on display for every age group students. The fair saw an overwhelming response from the students, who spent the week browsing a good range of books from all discipline of education. A lucky draw was also organised in which the students got a chance to win books of their choice. A quiz was also arranged for the junior students, giving them the opportunity to win books as prize. Various other activities like’ Classroom Challenge’, ‘Most Incredible Class’ and gift hampers were also there for the book lovers. ‘ Wish List Brochure’ were filled up by the students and taken home by students during the fair. The fair was open for parents, which was an amazing opportunity for them to browse through books with their children. The fair was a great success and was appreciated by all who attended it. Class IV-A won the ‘Most Incredible Class’ challenge and was awarded with certificate and a book hamper.
EXPRESSIONS 2018 : AN ANNUAL AFFAIR
‘Expressions 2018’was organised in the school on 3rd November. The event unfolded with the lighting of the lamp which was followed by the cultural event presented by the students of Grade 1.After the warm welcome of the dignitaries by the school Principal the audience was in raptures to see the presentation of the performers depicting the show from Africa ----giving a perfect glimpse of the land. The fervour of patriotism was in the air when the young ones presented their love for their country with “ Vande Mataram.” It was mesmerizing to see ‘Kung- Fu’ being presented in the dance form. The event won appreciation from all present on the occasion. The event saw its culmination with variety of dances presented by different group of students of the same class. The vote of thanks was proposed by the school Principal Ms. Astha Ghai Walia.
STUDENTS AWARDED FOR PERFORMANCE IN QUIZ COMPETITION
Happy Model school, Janak Puri, organised prize distribution ceremony for the winners of the quiz organised the previous week by SDMC regarding prevention of Dengue, Chikangunia and Malaria. Mr. Narendra Chawla , Mayor, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, presided over the function as the Chief guest. The school Principal Astha Ghai walia and Vice Principal Shashi Naithani Deoli welcomed the chief guest which was followed by ceremonial lamp lighting. Saraswati vandana was presented by the school choir group. The chief guest, while giving away saplings as prize to the winners, in his speech encouraged the students to plant trees to make the environment pollution free. He also asked them to nurture the sapling they plant till it becomes a tree. He added that the future of the Earth is everyone’s responsibility and saving the environment should be the top most priority.The programme concluded with vote of thanks.
ROCKSPORT ADENTURE CAMP IN HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL
6th October was the day finalized as the mega adventure day as ‘Rocksport Adventure Camp’ was arranged by Happy Model School, Janak Puri in the school campus with a lot many fun activities for the kids of class Rosebuds to the third graders.The camp exposed campers to a variety of challenging and exciting activities like Zip live, hop scotch, swinging bridge, commando crawl, rope ladder climbing, Burma bridge, Zorbing, tent pitching and many more.The camp was duly supervised by the school teachers and professional instructors from Rocksport, performing various activities.The Rocksport experience is full of activities and opportunities for everyone. And above all, it is a fun-filled event---- an adventure for lifetime !
ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION ‘EXPRESSIONS’
The school saw life and energy being propelled into an ‘ethos inspiring vision’ when the school celebrated Annual Day “Expressions” on 29th September 2018, with great enthusiasm in the school auditorium, in which the students of the different sections of class ‘Blossoms’ presented the programme revolving around the themes of cultural diversity and beauty of the country. The paradise of India ‘Kashmir’ on hand and the land of Gandhi ‘Gujarat’ on the other came live in different forms on the stage in the performance of the students. The Punjab and Bengal were also not left behind. The vote of thanks was proposed by the school Principal, Ms.Astha Ghai Walia. It was indeed a joyous moment for the guests, parents, students and the teachers to watch and be a part of this gala day.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY OF PREFECTORIAL BOARD
The investiture ceremony of the Prefectorial Board of Happy Model School, Janak Puri took the pledge of honour on 8th Oct. 2018. The special assembly to mark the occasion was an inspiring moment for all the prefects. The office bearers from classes IV to XII received their badges from the school Principal Ms.Astha Ghai Walia.The office-bearers pledged to keep the welfare of the students their utmost priority and also to work for the betterment of the school. The handing over of the badges to the 65 members of the Senior Prefectorial Board and 30 members of the Junior Prefectorial Board was witnessed by the school students.The school Principal congratulated the newly appointed prefects and motivated them to pursue their dreams with extreme zeal and dedication. The ceremony concluded with the vision of the prefectorial board and the vote of thanks proposed by the Principal.
GANESH UTSAV CELEBRATED WITH DEVOTION
The students of Happy Model School celebrated Ganesh Utsav with great pomp and gaiety. The session started with traditional lamp lighting followed by Ganesh Vandana. Children showcased dances, songs and skits depicting their devotion to lord Ganesha and the importance of the festival. The parents appreciated the efforts of the students. The school Principal Ms. Astha Ghai Walia, encouraged the students to respect their culture and traditions and to enjoy the occasion to the utmost.
SWATCHTA ABHIYAAN’ ORGANISED
‘Swatchta Abhiyaan’ was organized by the school in the first week of October in the school premises, where the school Principal Ms. Astha Ghai Walia, the Vice Pincipal Ms.Shashi Naithani Deoli, many of the teachers and the children from various classes participated in the drive. The students took part in the school assembly talking on different aspects of cleanliness, especially with regards to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Hygiene and sanitation related activities were encouraged to ensure physical cleanliness. Ten simple methods to keep themselves clean and wash hands were shared with the students. The students came out to clean the premises of the school. Children’s cabinet was constituted to supervise and monitor cleanliness. The students from different classes cleaned their surroundings which gave them the sense of pride as they were the part of the swatchta abhiyaan. The children came out to clean the community park in the nearby area and had talks with common people of the community to create awareness.
ENGLISH WEEK CELEBRATION AT HMS
The School celebrated Literary week from 20th August to 28th August with the aim to present new insights into linguistic intelligence, the process of learning and language acquisition. It was an effort to empower the learners with creativity, critical thinking, expression and comprehension, as well as enjoy the beauty and comprehend the power of a language.The active participation of the students in various competitions and activities organized on the occasion gave it the fervor of a festival. The competitions included book mark making, book cover, poster-slogan writing, banner display, spell bee, poetry recitation, debate, extempore, creative writing for different levels and had an overwhelming response. Famous lines of English literature found the place on the stage presented by modern readers of the universal language.
TRAINING SESSION FOR FECILITATORS
Our school organised a training session for the facilitators to equip them with the skills required, with the changing scenario in the field of education. The one and a half hour module was focussed on bringing sensitivity to team work, effective communication, response to change and mindset. The methodology adopted by the facilitator Dr. Poonam Nuhawan, the founder CEO of Coretech Systems, was based on activities followed by inputs. The educators had a brilliant time and a great learning experience. The session was a motivating one and was appreciated by all.
VISIT TO AEROPLANET
Believing in the fact that Excursions and Trips are perfect ways to expand ones horizon, Happy Model School, Janak Puri organized a visit to Aero planet for Grade III students giving them one of its own kind of experience. The trip comprised of boarding the aircraft, safety demonstration for use of oxygen mask, life jacket and safety belts. The students were excited and thrilled to take part in the activities organized for them as they were given hands on experience of sliding down from the aircraft in case of emergency landing. The visit was a great learning experience for them as it helped in their vocabulary enrichment too by learning words like turbulence, cockpit ,stewards etc. It was a day full of fun and excitement for the young learners.
SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATED
Our School organized its Annual Science Fest from 16th July to 20th July 2018 in the true spirit of scientific pursuit, as science fervor could be felt all around the school premises. The students from III-XII participated in various activities organized like, Quiz, Debate, Slogan Writing, Model making, Poster making, and Drama Presentation.‘Is Modern Technology Good or Bad’ was the topic of debate, where Utkarsh of X and Ishan of IX were the first position holders, Gagandeep and Yash Sharma of X and Shivam were the runner ups. Science Quiz was conducted in which the senior students of XI and XII classes participated. The winning team comprised of Devesh and Saransh of class XI and Shubham Shah, Somya Chaturvedi and Mahika Chauhan of class XII. The models presented by Nischay, Harsh Chana and Lakshay Bhutani of X were the most appreciated ones. Lakshay. Mili and Himanshu of class VIII prepared model on Kaleidoscope and volcano respectively which were also appreciated by all. Mayank kumar, Ansha Bhaskar and Kanan presented models on Electric car, DC motor and water management respectively from class IX. Students from junior sections got applause for their models too. The school Principal Astha Ghai Walia appreciated the efforts of the students, congratulated the winners and motivated the studens to participate in more and more competitions related to science as science has got a great future.
‘ELECTORAL LITERACY WORKSHOP’ ORGANISED
The School organized “Electoral Literacy Workshop” in the school auditorium on 18th August 2018 in which the members of the ‘Electoral Literacy Club’ of the school organized various events to provide information about the topic to the students. The interactive session was organized to spread awareness about the election procedure. Ms.Anupma Chakravarti, SDM Election, who was the Chief Guest of the event interacted with the students about the importance and procedure of election. The school Principal Astha Ghai Walia graced the event with her presence. In the quizzing session the students participated with full enthusiasm. The students also quenched their curiosity by asking various questions regarding the topic. An oath was taken by the students that they will use their right to vote thoughtfully, when they grow up. All in all , it was a wonderful learning experience for all.
TALK ON ‘CYBER SAFETY AND VERBAL CONDUCT’
An enriching talk on ‘Cyber Safety and Verbal Conduct’ was organized by the school authorities for the students of classes IX and X as well as XI and XII respectively on 6th August and 14th August 2018 in the school auditorium. The Guest Speaker for the session was additional Session Judge, Mr. Gautam Manan, who talked in details about the misuse of information technology and social media and how young minds can stay safe and make proper use of smart phones . Information about motor vehicle act, cyber stalking and cyber bullying, IPC, physical abuse and verbal and physical conduct were also provided to the students. The interactive session with the expert was an educative and enriching experience for the students. The talk was one of its own kind and was appreciated by all present there.
EARTHQUAKE MOCK DRILL CONDUCTED
Earthquake mock drill was conducted in the school. The volunteers were specifically instructed regarding the procedure and the safety measures to be taken during the conduct. To adjudge the safety preparedness of the school the students, teachers and the other staff members actively participated and helped in evacuating the school building within a period of 3 minutes .The students were instructed about the Dos and Don’ts, in case of an earthquake or other disasters.
YOUNG TALENTS PROVE THEIR METTLE
Young quizzers of Happy Model School proved their mettle at SGT University bagging 1st position in SGT Inter- School Quiz Competition 2017, where teams from 60 schools of Delhi and NCR competed for the trophy. Deepanshu Kumar and Sahil Wadhwa of class XII took the winner’s trophy.
EXPRESSIONS 2017” – THE ANNUAL AFFAIR
The school celebrated ‘Expressions 2017’ amidst great zest, zeal and elation. Vikram Seth’s ‘Elephant and the Tragopan’ was dramatized which projected the idea of saving Earth followed by a pledge to save the planet. A glimpse from the Epic Mahabharata, in the form of dance drama, ‘Abhimanyu’ was also presented. The show was a huge success and was appreciated by all present there.
ONE NATION READING TOGETHER’PROGRAMME
The school participated in the ‘One Nation Reading Together’ campaign by Scholastic India. The students of classes 3rd to 11th spent 30 minutes reading for fun, in their classrooms. The reading commenced with a pledge taking ceremony. The event concluded by signing the Graffiti wall and sharing their experiences.
3rd GHAI MEMORIAL CRICKET TOURNAMENT
The 3rd Ghai Memorial Cricket Tournament, a Unique sporting venture, set to make a mark to promote Cricket among school students, under 12, was inaugurated by the School Principal Ms.Astha Ghai Walia, on 6th November 2017. The school playground was the venue for the inaugural match played between G.D.Goenka School, Model Town and St. Thomas, Dwarka. Schools of New Delhi participated in the tournament to make their mark in the field of Cricket, competing for the Ghai Memorial Cricket Tournament 2017 Trophy. The toss was won by St. Thomas School , which decided to field first. The target of 142 runs was given by G.D.Goenka School team to the opponent team to win the match, as the team was out by scoring 141/10 in 23 overs. Sarthak Ray and Pranav Agmani of St Thomas took 3 wicket each. St. Thomas Team was declared the winner of the match by scoring 144/6 in 16.2 overs. Dhruv and Ujjwal of G.D.Goenka took 2-1 wicket respectively. Sarthak Ray, St. Thomas, was declared the Man of the Match and Jagrit Gambhir, G.D.Goenka School, as the best player.
VISIT TO BANK
Happy Model School, Janak Puri, organised a visit to the nearby bank for the primary and middle school students to provide them knowledge about the working of the outlet. A quiz was arranged for the students and they were allowed to win gifts and prizes.
KIDSFEST – THE REAL FESTIVAL AT HMS
Happy Model School organised ‘Kidsfest 2017’—a platform for Self- Expression’ on 18th November. With competitions like Super Chef, Fancy Dress, Recitation, Story Telling, Best Out of waste categories and various fun activities like Mug painting, Planter Making, Finger Puppet etc. The smile on the parents’ faces and the happiness of the kids were the proof of the success of the event.
TREAT FOR BOOK LOVERS
Our school organised Scholastic Book Fair in the school premises, to provide the children an opportunity to read by choice and to promote the habit of reading. Various other activities like ‘Classroom Challenge’, ‘Most Incredible Class’ and gift hampers were also there for the book lovers.
HEALTH CHECK-UP CAMP AT HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL
‘Health is the topmost priority’, keeping this in mind Happy Model School, Janak Puri organised a medical health check-up camp for all the students on 14th and 15th November. A team of doctors from eminent hospitals conducted the camp which included General Physical examination, Blood Pressure check-up, BMI check-up, Dental Check-up, Eye-Nose -Throat Check-up.
ADVENTURE DAY- CAMP FOR TINY TOTS
‘Adventure Day- Camp’ was organized in the school campus with many fun activities for the kids of class Rosebuds to the third graders. The camp exposed campers to a variety of challenging and exciting activities like Zip live, hop scotch, swinging bridge, commando crawl, rope ladder climbing, Burma bridge, Zorbing, tent pitching and many more.The camp was duly supervised by the school teachers and professional instructors from Rocksport, performing various activities.
MODELITES EXCEL IN SCIENCE EXHIBITION
The students created an impact in the Zonal Science Exhibition by winning the following:
‘Magical Path with Future Green Car’, made by Pratham Khurana and Aarav Jha of class XI.
‘Technological Waste Management’ prepared by Akanksha Kumari and Somya Chaturvedi class XI.
‘Smart Solution for Smarter India’ prepared by Ambuj Bhog of class XII Aniket Srivastava of class XI ,an app invented for the partially blind people which can help them to read the text. The futuristic models won a lot of appreciation in the exhibition from the judges as well as the viewers.
MUN AT HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL
HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL, was the official venue for Credere MUN’17, with more than 300 delegates from various institutions, an event to bring together talented and motivated delegates from all over the country and provide a forum for meaningful debate about the basic International relations and come up with several solutions to further problems.
It was an opportunity to gain insight into the art of diplomacy, build skills in public speaking, research, debate and understanding the value of collaboration and compromise. The change makers had a lasting impact on the delegates, making them potential developers and grooming their leadership skills.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY OF STUDENT COUNCIL
The Young Leaders were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their school from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence, when the Prefectorial Board for the new academic year was formed on 8th September 2017. Badges to the 44 members of the Senior Prefectorial Board, 22 members of the Primary Prefectorial Board and 27 Class Representatives were handed over.
AWARENESS DRIVE : DENGUE PREVENTION RALLY
Happy Model School, along with SDMC Public Health Department, took an initiative to create awareness regarding Dengue, Malaria and Chikangunia Prevention in and around the school on 21st July 2017. Officials from SDMC, Students and school teacher Ms. Simmi Yadav actively participated in the drive. The Vice Principal, Ms.Shashi Naithani Deoli, flagged off the rally.
3RD INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
3rd International Yoga Day was celebrated in Happy Model School Janakpuri with great aplomb and enthusiasm. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature and is a holistic approach towards health and well- being. About two hundred fifty students from seven educational institutions of the city participated in the programme in which various yogic exercises were performed .