CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP ORGANISED
Calligraphy Workshop organised on 19thFebruary by the school for 6th to 8thgraders, providing them with a plethora of art experience opportunities, had an overwhelming response by the students. The art form helps to improve concentrationalong with handwriting. The art of fancy lettering encouraged the children to be more creative. The event was all fun, giving wings to the imagination of the children. The students were motivated to write in different attractive styles and experiment with letters.
WEBINAR ON ‘CYBER BULLYING’
Webinar on ‘Cyber Bullying’ organized by the school on 15th February for grades 6th to 8th was a kind of reminder to the teenagers to use all safety measures while using social media. The well-known Psychologist and Expressive Art based Therapist from Fortis Healthcare Ms. NishthaBakshi conducted the interactive session making the students understand the risks and remedies of the bullying problem of the cyber world.
WEBINAR ON ‘PROBLEM-SOLVING THROUGH STORY TELLING’
Webinar on ‘Problem-solving through storytelling’ was organized on 8th February by the school. The renowned Expressive Art Therapist Ms.Aleena Ali from Fortis Healthcare was the guest speaker who highlighted the importance of solving problems through storytelling sessions. She also made the students understand the skills of analytical thinking and decision making and handle big problems in easy ways. The active participation of the students of grade three and the interest shown by them made the webinar a great success.
‘EXPRESSIONS’ - 2020-2021 ORGANISED
The school organised ‘EXPRESSIONS’ - 2020-2021 with great zeal, zest and enthusiasm for grade V students on the virtual platform on 23rd January 2021. ‘Hope and Happiness’ was the theme of the event. The amount of creativity included in the variety of activities and performances by the students mesmerized the viewers. News reading, storytelling, patriotic presentations, cultural shows and various other presentations were the highlights of the event. The commendable support, involvement, and enthusiasm shown by the parents of the students made the event a great success. It was a joyous moment for the parents, students and the teachers to watch and be a part of the gala day.
‘READING PICNIC’ ORGANISED
To inculcate reading habits and promote love for reading among young learners the school organised ‘Reading Picnic’ on 18th and 19th January for grade V students. The interactive session allowed the students to share their experiences related to reading to the class along with providing them opportunities to participate in variety of activities. Great writers like SudhaMurty, Roald Dhal and Ruskin Bond were a part of the picnic as the students were encouraged to read some of the great writings by the writers. The story telling session by the expert encouraged the children to visit in the imaginary world of fantasy and fiction. The overwhelming response by the students was commendable.
To kindle the spirit of togetherness and encourage students to showcase their talents despite the difficult times HMS organised The Annual day – ‘EXPRESSIONS 2020’ for classes I-IV respectively on 19th, 21st, 22nd, 26th and 30th December 2020 on virtual platform. Individual performances were uploaded online by the students. A cue from recommendations from New Education Policy was taken that suggests easing out academic stress and incorporating co-curricular activities in the mainstream education. The initiative was appreciated by all the spectators and the parents, who were actually the backbone of the celebration.
KIDS FEST 2020
21 November 2020- A day full of fun activities showcasing the talent and skills of the students in the age group of 2 to 5 years was organised by HMS World on virtual platform.The event,’Kidsfest 2020’- which was open for all to participate, saw a huge participation from every corner of the vicinity. Activities like fancy dress competition, story weaving, rhyme recitation and favourite song singing competitions were organised for the tiny tots, which created an atmosphere of unlimited fun and frolic. The event reached a new height with virtual celebration.
WEBINAR ON ‘THE DIGITAL ERA’
Taking online classes to prepare for virtual examinations, from submitting online assignments to online class tests, nothing has been an easy shift. To combat these challenges the time has brought, an interactive session on 'Study and Exam Skills in Digital Era' was conducted by Ms.Varisha, Counselling Psychologist, Fortis Mental Health and Behavioural Science on 3rd December 2020.
In the session, she enlightened the students about the methods of studying, revision routine and improving concentration. Stress was laid on frequency of revising a difficult topic in order to master it. The session concluded by sharing points about digital detox in this digital era.The students acquired study skills and learnt strategies. Queries were answered patiently.
It was truly an informative session which dealt with experiential issues. The students appreciated the initiative taken by the school in this difficult time to counsel them for their better future.
GURU PURAB CELEBRATED
HMSians celebrated 550th anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Devji with great devotion and gaiety. The teachers and the students recited hymns in the praise of the Almighty. To add colour to the celebrations, children were dressed up in Punjabi attires. Teachings of Guru Nanak Devji were also shared with students on virtual platform. They were urged to follow the path of universal brotherhood to promote National integration and communal harmony.
Students really understood how the principles of Guru Nanak Devji are relevant to the mankind even in today's times.
CYBER WEEK ORGANISED
The IT faculty of the school organised Cyber Week for the students of all the levels from 23rd November to 27th November.
The week offered multifarious activities such as preparation of PowerPoint presentation, form making in Ms word, ‘Be a Technophile’quiz, debate competition and many more activities were organised. The event aimed to bring out the technical, creative and scholastic skills of the students.Throughout the week the students put in their best efforts to showcase their talent through quality participation in different activities. E certificates were provided to the winners.
Diwali is the most exuberant festival when all feuds are forgotten and people are in the zenith to rejoice. HMS also left no stones unturned to ensure that the students bask in festivities and yet learn something new. The students geared up for their special celebrations with making paper chandeliers, poster making, Quiz, Poem Recitation/ Composition as a way to understand, honour and enjoy the importance of Diwali.
‘NATIONAL UNITY DAY’ OBSERVED
Unity is strength, where there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved.
RashtriyaEktaDiwas or National Unity Day was observed on 31st October by the school students on virtual platform. The pledge to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation was taken by the students. The students also resolved to make their own contribution to ensure internal security of the country. The day was celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of SardarVallabhbhai Patel.
National Unity Day provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation India- to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity and integrity of our country.
‘GYAN-E-GANIT’ - CELEBRATING LEARNING MATHS
‘Maths is not about additions and subtractions. It is the ability to look at the patterns and observations, a subject that comes handy for lifetime.’
Organising Maths Week virtually was a fantastic opportunity for the children to engage in math activities, which they may not normally get a chance to experience in a normal lesson. Keeping this in mind, the school organized Maths week, from 19-22 October 2020. Over the course of the week, all the sections from junior to senior enthusiastically participated in different Maths activities designed to challenge their thinking abilities and develop their problem solving skills.
WEBINAR ON ‘SAILING THROUGH ADOLESCENCE’
HMS organized a workshop on adolescent issues for classes VI-VIII on 17th October 2020. The session was taken by Dr.NehaGami, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UAE) and Dr Deepa Mohan, Associate Professor of Department of Applied Psychology. The session commenced with an explanation of the developmental stages of a human being. The students were apprised with the various changes that take place during these stages like physical changes, psychological changes (which control thoughts and behaviour), emotional changes (reason for mood swings) and social changes (that impacts their relationship with parents, friends, and siblings).
After discussing all the changes and their impact on a person's behaviour, it was further reiterated that adolescence was the age of rapid change. The session was fruitful as the students interacted and found solutions to their problems and challenges
“COMMUNION”- A PLATFORM FOR LEARNING AND EXPLORING
To promote the learning of business interest and marketing strategies, students of Commerce streamunder the guidance of their faculty, organized Commerce week from 14th to 16th October for classes IX-XII with a plethora of activities, with the purpose to measure the conceptual understanding of the subject. Commerce Quiz, Logo designing, Revive from Ashes, Photography session were some of the highlighted events that helped students learn about the latest developments in the field of business and market.
The week- long learning experience concluded with the words of prudence and appreciation by the school Principal. Mrs AsthaGhaiWalia,who applauded the efforts of the seniorstudents for designing engaging activities.
TALK ON ‘DENTAL CARE: ‘TALE OF A TOOTH FAIRY ’
Dental Hygiene is an important part of keeping one’s body healthy. Keeping this in mind, a talk was organized on 10th October for the students of Primary classes on “Dental Hygiene” by Dr. Akansha Deoli, BDS, MHS (USA), Dr. Parth, BDS and Dr. Neha Gaur, BDS, MDS Prosthodontics.
The complete session emphasized on how to brush and floss when to brush and how to take care of their teeth. They also talked about the importance of teeth, what they should eat to keep their teeth healthy and the importance of regular dental attendance. What added spice to the session was the way it was presented in a form of story that always is close to the young learners.
The interactive class-based dental hygiene workshop was successful in motivating younger children to carry out effective oral health practices.
‘WORLD MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS’ WEEK CELEBRATED
‘Be kind and reach out to someone within the classroom who is suffering in silence. Let's raise awareness and be there for each other.’
World Mental Health Awareness Week, celebrated from 5th to 10th October on virtual platform, was an opportunity for all to augment awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma. Round the week different activities were organised to improve the mental health of the students during the pandemic times, which included mindfulness drawing and colouring and saying it's OK, via posters. Meditation sessions, session on Self-love and sharing acts of kindness was of great help to the students as well as their parents. Webinar by renowned Counselling Psychologist PallackBhutani from Fortis Healthcare was the main attraction of the event.
GANDHI JAYANTI CELEBRATION
To revere the Birth Anniversary of ‘the father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi, the students and the faculty of HMS, held a special virtual session on 1 October 2020, commemorating
Mahatma Gandhiji’slife and teachings. The student-led choir sung Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan tohtenekahiye..…’ with full exuberance. Even the Gandhian ideals were depicted through a skit presented in the most eloquent manner.
All the students were imbued with Gandhian values and thoughts and vowed to become worthy citizens of India and the World.
WEBINAR ON ‘CAREER AHEAD:COURSES AVAILABLE IN INDIA AND ABROAD’
A special workshop on career counselling was organised for students of senior classes on 27th September by Dr.AlokBansal, eminent Career Counsellor and Dr.Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Associate Professor, ZakirHussain College with an aim to help aspiring students to get into top universities globally and in the process, help them to accomplish their career goals.
During the workshop, both the eminent speakers discussed the current scenario of studying abroad and the assessment and study methods in different countries. They also named few most sought courses and their eligible criteria.
This was an extremely enriching experience and students wished to be a part of such workshops in the future as well. The session would definitely help them ‘stay ahead of the curve’ with opportunities such as these to enlighten them.
“ABHIVYAKTI” - HINDI WEEK CELEBRATION
Being one of the most diverse nations in the world, India is a place where numerous traditions, customs, religions and languages flourish. To pay respect to our’ RastrakiBindi – HINDI’, HMSians observed Hindi Week from 14th to 19th September 2020. During the whole week students participated in various activities like Hindi storytelling, poem recitation, creative writing and various other competitions organised during the week, highlighting the significance of National Language. E-certificates were awarded to the winners of different competitions.
TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION
The parents are the first teachers and teachers are second parents, who shape the future of students. To show gratitude towards the teachers’ efforts and guidance as mentors, Teachers’ day was celebrated on the virtual platform.
It was a great experience for all. There were some noteworthy performances by the students in the form of dance, poetry composition and recitation, which had a mesmerizing appeal, especially created in honour of their teachers.
‘IMPRESSIONS’- CELEBRATING ENGLISH LANGUAGE
'To love, to enjoy and to explore English' was the theme of English Week this year, which was celebrated on Virtual platform from 17th to 23rd August 2020. To enhance students' interest in the language, surfeit of fun packed and curious activities were held during the week.
To spice up the activities, students really did well from trying their best at tongue twisters to leaving all spellbound with posters, from creating song covers to designing book marks, from voicing their opinions on burning topics to presenting videos. Their enthusiasm round the week was beyond measures, collectively making the English Week a great success. E certificates were awarded to the winners and the participants.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
The school students, pinning flags to uniforms, watching the flag hoisting and singing the National Anthem-- Independence Day celebration at school is a treasured memory for many. But at a time where such celebrations could not take place due to safety reasons, school had taken to innovative ways to honour the day. HMS virtually celebrated the 74th Independence Day with great enthusiasm.
To dip in the flavour of the day, the learners were briefed about the role of our freedom fighters in gaining the hard earned freedom through role play where they dressed up as unmatched National Heroes.
The celebrations culminated with singing aloud the national anthem, to sing the glory of the nation.
SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATION
Science week was organised by the science Department of the school, from 27th July to 1st August 2020 on the virtual platform, with the aim to observe and learn several interesting aspects of science. As a part of the celebration many science related activities and competitions were held during the week. The event helped to enhance the understanding of science amongst the students and also to display the fun side of science.
The surprise element was the demonstration and explanation of Science Tricks by the students, which were not only a feast for the eyes but also the food for thought. The entire week saw students' engagement through simple activities and competitions which encouraged them to talk about science and lead healthy scientific discussions. Students were awarded with e-certificates.
6th INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA CELEBRATED
International Yoga Day 2020 was celebrated on the virtual platform. Teachers and students together performed different asanas under the guidance of PETs. Students from various classes shared their photos and videos. On this occasion, Principal, Ms. Astha Ghai Walia, shared the importance and need of practising yoga to stay fit and healthy. She added that the celebration of International Yoga Day was a reminder to incorporate yoga in every day routine to enjoy a happy life and reduce the effects of stress and other physical ailments.
'DENTAL HYGIENE- KEEP YOUR SMILE BRIGHT' by DR. APOORVA KUMAR.
To educate children about oral hygiene, Webinar on 'Dental Hygiene- Keep Your Smile Bright' was organised on 8th June 2020 conducted by Dr. Apoorva Kumar, MDS ( Periodontist and Implantologist), BDS, MIDA.
The first part of the workshop included oral health talk and demonstration of brushing techniques to make the students realize the importance of oral health and lay the foundation of good oral health in them. It was then followed by the Quiz conducted by the resource person that acted as a cherry on cake for all attendees. They were enthusiastic to participate and answer the questions that was evident of their understanding of what was being spoken in the Webinar.
By the end of the session, the children felt better informed and promised to take good care of their teeth.
WEBINAR ON 'HELPING OUT CHILDREN TO SHINE’ by Ms. ANITA MISHRA
Webinar on 'Helping our Children to Shine' was organised on 7th June 2020 conducted by Ms. Anita Mishra, the renowned psychotherapist and Counsellor. The aim of the webinar was to make everyone aware about the emotional and psychological understanding of the students and to make the students realize the importance of bringing their inside out.
Parenting tips were shared by the expert to help parents to up-bring their children in better ways which will make them good human beings and global citizens. The school Principal, Ms Astha Ghai Walia, appreciated the concern and zeal of the parents and their participation in numbers.
INTERACTIVE SESSION ON 'MANAGING THE QUARANTINE’ by faculty of ‘THE ART OF LIVING’
An interactive session on 'managing the Quarantine' was organised on 6th June 2020 conducted by Ms. Pooja, the renowned speaker from ‘The Art of Living’. The aim of the session was to make everyone aware about the ways to manage the quarantine time effectively with family. The story telling method adopted by the expert was a great initiative to help everyone in handling the emotional and psychological aspects of all the members of the family, from kids to elderly ones, during the testing times.
Tips were shared by the expert to help parents to teach their children the real art of living a good and worthy life. The school Principal, Ms Aasth Ghai Walia, appreciated the enthusiasm shown by the parents.
WEBINAR ON 'FLUENCY IN SPOKEN ENGLISH' by IRA SEHGAL
‘Effective Leader is the one who develops effective communication skills’. HMS organised workshop for students and faculty on ‘Effective Communication and Language Skills’ on 30th May 2020. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Ira Sehgal. The session targeted on the ways to make written and verbal communication effective with students. Fun filled activities related to the topic enlivened the session. The bottom line of the discussion was ‘Good communication, written or oral, begins with an understanding of the audience. If you can get into their heads, you can find a way to connect.’ The cheerfulness of the expert filled everyone attending it with enthusiasm and zeal to improve their communication skills at large.
The focus of this session was on learning English language skills, for which various tips on phonetics and word pronunciation was highlighted.
WEBINAR ON ‘CAREERS IN INDIA AND ABROAD’ by MR. JITIN CHAWLA
To provide the finest experience and enrich the students with the best career orientation and advice the school arranged Webinar on ‘Careers in India and Abroad’ on 26th May 2020, by the well renowned career counsellor of both national and international fame Mr. Jitin Chawla, founder director of Centre for Career Development, New Delhi and team.
Mr. Jitin Chawla, mesmerized the audience with his depth of information and knowledge coupled with his wit and humor. He emphasized on the unique genetic makeup and individual differences and how career should be a choice of individual aptitude, ability, interest, skill and personality rather than society and trends.
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
Mother’s day, being one of those occasions that none of us can afford to miss, was celebrated on virtual platform and zealously enjoyed by one and all. The school had a special celebration on mother’s day on 9 May 2020 where teachers made an earnest effort to instil the importance of mother in a child’s life through effective thematic presentations, moral stories, dramatization and video clippings. Cards, caricatures and greetings were prepared by the students along with composing and reciting poems, narrating anecdotes and stories related to the importance of mother in everyone’s life.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
With the aim to educate the children, that it's not about others but what we can do to save our mother Earth, HMS celebrated Earth Day on 22nd April 2020. Various activities were a part of it focusing on appreciating the uniqueness of our planet Earth, while at the same time, educating ourselves about what we have and what we are losing by acting in ways that aren’t environment friendly.
The Annual Athletic Meet, organised on 1st March 2020 for classes Rosebuds and Blossoms, filled the day with fun and frolic for the students and their parents as well, with variety of programmes and competitions organized for the tiny tots. The mesmerizing performances in colourful attires by the kids showcasing different sports activities were a treat to the eyes. The winners were awarded with prizes. The excitement and enthusiasm of the parents was a reward in itself for them.
A much awaited day in the lives of the students of V Grade – Graduation Day- was organised on 15th February 2020 by the school authorities. The ceremony took place in the school auditorium with great pomp and show. The worthy students were presented with sashes and awards. The school Principal AsthaGhaiWalia congratulated the students. The cultural programme presented by the students won the hearts of the spectators and was applauded by everyone present on the occasion.
ANNUAL DAY 2020
An occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity --The Annual Day Celebration----was organised on 1st February 2020 for Grades III & IV. After the ceremonial lamp lighting the electrifying performances by the students one after another with LED backdrop screen was an astounding visual treat for the parents and the guests present in the school auditorium. The day ended with feelings of inspiration and togetherness and a salute to the soldiers. The school Principal AsthaGhaiWalia proposed the vote of thanks.
WINTER CARNIVAL IN HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL
Happy Model School Winter Carnival ‘UTSAV 2019’ was held in the school premises which witnessed immense participation by students, their parents and alumni at large. Various stalls of games were put up by the students for the entertainment of the guests. The programme started with melodious song presented by school choir group. Games and rides, live performances by the school students, mouth watering cuisine, creative corner and Lucky draw were the main attractions of the show. The school Principal, Ms.AsthaGhaiWalia, while giving away the prizes to the winners, appreciated the efforts made by the students and teachers in organising the event and urged the students and their parents to spend some time together and enjoy the activities. The exuberant celebration and the fun filled day culminated with special lucky draw arranged for the teachers. Once again a great example of active participation, dedication and coordination by the HMS family.
“UDAAN” : ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION
‘Udaan” was celebrated with great enthusiasm by presenting variety of shows by the students in colourful attires. The zeal of the students was visible in their mesmerising performance which left the audience spellbound. The digital background presentation made the event a grand success. The event showcased the talent of the students in their presentation of the programme. The school auditorium was stuffed with the parents and students to the fullest capacity. The school Principal Ms.AsthaGhaiWalia appreciated the efforts made by the students and the initiative taken by the teachers in preparing them for the event.
CELEBRATING 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHATMA GANDHI
The 150th Birth Anniversary of ‘the Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated with the fervour of patriotism in the school premises by the students. Variety of programmes were organised to highlight the lessons of love , compassion, truth and non- violence taught by Gandhiji.
MEGA TREE PLANTATION DRIVE : A STEP TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Happy Model School took the initiative to create awareness among the students and the need to plant more and more trees to save the depleting environment. Every member of the school, from students to teachers participated in the tree plantation drive initiated by the school in the second week of August. A rally was also organised to create awareness in the citizens of the nearby area and encourage them to plant trees in the locality.
Considering the manifold benefits of trees, including that they release oxygen into the air, absorb harmful gases and purify the air, the school conducts tree plantation drive from time to time. The students organise rally in the nearby areas to involve the citizens. It becomes an honour when the parents and the alumni join in the efforts. The school Principal AsthaGhaiWalia encouraged the students to become concerned citizens of the society and participate in such programmes. Saplings were planted in and outside the school premises and the nearby areas.
PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
HMS Class XII Psychology students got an opportunity to attend a six day Internship Programme on Mental Health and Behavioural science at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi.
The objective of the programme was to expose the students to the applied field of Psychology. The students learnt the scope and upcoming super speciality in the field and participated in experimental activities to enhance self awareness.Topics such as Clinical Disorders, Psychological Interviewing and the role of psychology in Healthcare were addressed by the Multidisciplinary team of experts. The students prepared power point presentations, posters and self composed poems and showcased the same at the end of the day. After the programme, they were awarded with certificates for their participation and performance.
HAPPY MODEL SCHOOL STUDENTS CREATED HISTORY IN WORLD CUP SERIES 2019
The year—2019, a memorable year for the State Olympic Winners in Table Soccer ----YashArora (Gold Medalist), PalakBhardwaj (Bronze Medalist) and Navdeep Singh(Rank 1 holder in Best 20). The official Indian National Table Soccer Team, which comprised of six team members ---- the Young Kids, -----three of them were from Happy Model School, JanakPuri.
The six member team represented India under the flag of Federation of Table Soccer, India (FTSI) in the World Series, World Cup Championship and World Cup Series 2019 which was held from 28th June to 7th July 2019 in Murcia, Spain.
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 .