ANNUAL REPORT 2015 – 16
To quote Mahatma Gandhi:
“In a gentle way you can shake the world.”
Much has been spoken about the need to attend and to cater to the “character and value”. Development of self along with academic achievement forms the nuclei of all learning processes at our school.
And today we have reached the time to reflect back on achievements, experiences and learning opportunities that made the year 2015 -16 a remarkable one.
We take pride to announce that Hritwik Singh of class X has been selected for the YES Abroad 2016-17 program initiated by The Global Education Leadership Foundation in partnership with AFS (Intercultural Programs India). The 100% scholarship program supported by the U.S. inclusive of High School would be beneficial to explore cross cultural value systems and skills.
Students from all across India were evaluated for their excellence in Academics, talent in creative field and depth of their rooting and understanding of the Indian Culture and tradition. Hritwik is one of the ten students selected across the nation.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that in the academic session 2015 – 16, Bhaumik Singh Shahi , Himanshu Singh Rajput and Himani Thakur scored CGPA 9.2 and CGPA 9 respectively in the Class X CBSE examinations.
Growth in academics is a result of the multiple opportunities provided in school for up gradation of skills and knowledge. To enhance languages, literary week celebrations were introduced this year for the first time The students of classes I to X sailed through skills of creative expression by making beautiful comic strips, Diary entries and visiting The State Central Library, Chandigarh, during the English Literary week. A story telling session by Mrs. Shikha Sood spiced up the rhetoric and dramatic forms of presenting tales. Our students were indeed motivated during the interaction with Master Ishaan Arora, the writer of “The Mysterious Sword man” and the youngest author of India.
The Hindi Literary week commenced with the inauguration of a Book Fair, enhancing the love for literature through an interactive session with Mr. Anurag, an author and further leaping into the fun-filled theatrical form of narrating stories by Mr. Vijay Kumar.
The Department of Punjabi explored the dimensions of expression during their fun-filled interaction with S. Komal Singh, Editor of Primary Sikhiya and Pankhuri, leading children magazines. His words revived the memories of childhood and his poems infused life into the bounties of nature.
The Science Department this year leveled the instincts of enquiry on “Pets”. Each child chose a pet and researched about various animals, their origins, habitats, etc and shared through colorful and vibrant projects. The Social Science Department claimed limelight with Quiz and Chocolate Time, motivating the students to focus on the reading of newspaper. It was the product of good reading habits that Kartik Tiwari and Suryansh secured IInd positions for them at the India Quiz conducted by The Central State Library, Chandigarh. The Department of Mathematics enjoyed the fun-filled Soft-Board Display on “Shapes & Patterns”.
VALUE BASED LEARNING
An integral part of the school curriculum, the human values program at Tribune Model School works towards arousing intrinsic motivation to explore profound insights of mind and emotion. We are privileged to have been guided by mentors as Mrs. Shanti Bhavalkar who sensitized the parents, students and teachers on “Self-expression”. A workshop on Vedic chanting by Mr. Damrik Sai signified the experience of peace and spiritual insights.
As education must not only inform but also transform; the annual plays performed across the spectrum found their focus in values. It was indeed a matter of pride to witness 150 students showcase parables from the Mahabharat at the Annual Musical Presntation, Anubhuti – an awaknening. The 75 minute musical ensemble glorified the value of faith in oneself and the supreme power. Class I celebrated the value of right conduct as the basis of prosperity during “Ali Baba and Chalis Chor” while classes II and III embarked on a journey into the Land of Numbers highlighting the universal value of truth. The fables of Panchtantra were staged by the tiny tots of Kindergarten to highlight the values of kindness and wisdom.
Outside the school premises, Pragati from the Kindergarten bagged the second prize for her thoughtful portrayal of Sita at the Fancy Dress Competition and Kartik Tiwari of Class VII secured IInd position at the Mythological Quiz based on Hindu scriptures at the Iskcon Temple, Chandigarh. He was amongst the 8 students who cleared the written test and represented the school in the finals. Anish Benjwal and Kartik Tiwari reserved second postion in the Essay writing competition organized by the Arya Samaj Mandir.
STAFF ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
In the vast and diverse field of education, staying updated forms a vital parameter to enhance the process of teaching and learning. Our brigade of 45 teachers constantly strives to learn and hone their skills by attending workshops and training programs. A few of them include 21st century skills for an effective teacher and Engaging students holistically by Mr. Nabarun Roy, Needs of Special children by Ms. Gurman Sandhu, Harnessing Creativity and Innovation by our worthy Principal Mrs. Vandana Saxena and Effective Teaching learning by Mr. B. l. Handoo in addition to various art & craft, computers, yoga and moral values workshop.
Mrs. Vinima Bhardwaj and Mrs. Kusum Kanwar were selected to attend a two days National Educators Conference organized by TERI at New Delhi.
Mrs. Supriya Bannerjee Vashishtha acclaimed the Special mention Award in the Primary School Category at the Global Education Leadership Foundation for the Education Prize 2015, Harnessing Innovation. She was recognized for bringing a change in the ethos of the classroom using innovative ideas.
To cultivate compassion, charity and developing the quality of “Help ever, Hurt never.” The Tribunians visited institutes of the physically disabled, orphanages, blind school and generously extended support to the Nepal Earthquake victims.
The year gone by initiated a leap towards the noble cause of “Blood Donation” with the first ever Blood Donation Camp at the school premises. We have been blessed to be supported by 57 parents who donated blood at the camp.
We are proud to announce ourselves as partners in the mission of The Energy Resources Institute that aims to work towards maintaining the ecological balance and offering better environments to ourselves and our future generations. Under the guidance of Mrs. Vinima Bhardwaj, Yasmeen of class X was selected for the STEP Program at Goa. Working on the project “ Creaty and Scrapy” in the seven day leadership program, she engaged and motivated students to reuse tetra packs and creatively transform them into useable articles to be further donated to the children in the slum areas. Mrs. Anupma Chopra was amongst the 4 teachers to be selected from the City Beautiful for Tetra Pack Teacher Ambassador Programme She initiated the project “Clean India Green India” by taking up various awareness campaigns and drives around the city for correct disposal of plastics and other wastes.
TRIPS AND TOURS
In addition to the educational trips that form a part of the real life experiential learning, adventure trips to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussorie and Kasauli were organized to help the students learn the art of appreciating the nature.
The volunteers of the TYLC, T-gelf and TERI were seen actively on the forefront to take up the tasks of awareness amongst their fellow students by conducting assemblies from time to time. Our school celebrated the Vigilance Awareness week in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala wherein the students voiced their opinions to curb Corruption in India. The students were seen learning, living and sensitizing others with the blend of reality and by finding ways and means to prevent evil practices in the society. Thought provoking issues like Bachon ke dil baat, Rakht Daan Mahadaan, Swachch Hum Swastha Hum were portrayed by the students.
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” The Annual School exhibition ‘Kala Sangam’ served as a platform to project the innate talents, innovation and creativity of the students in art & craft, photography, gardening, Clay modeling, Indian choir and Street blenders. Indian Classical Music, a stepping stone towards spiritual progress was introduced in the school. The Sur Sangam Choir group performed a ‘Sargam Geet’ of Raga Bhoopali & Swarmala group presented a qawwali ‘Dil Dukhayein Na’ that resounded with the love for humanity in the corridors of the school. It was a moment of pride and honor to be invited through the Blood Bank Society to perform the highly appreciated song, “ Rakht Daan Karle” composed by Mr. Atul Dubey, our Music teacher at the All India States Conference . The creative instincts of Deepika reserved first position for her at the Design a Stamp Competition organized by the Postal Department Chandigarh. The Fine Arts faculty Ms. Amanpreet and Mr. Anil conducted workshops for the students of the primary school based on Ice-cream craft, mix-media, landscape, Silhouette painting. In addition to this, Mr. Rakesh Sen taught Bottle Sculptures, Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sharma Collage making, Mr. Gurpreet Dhuri and Ms. Gagandeep taught Clay modeling. Also, the design and concept of our invitation card “Anubhuti”, the Annual Play, was appreciated by our honorable trustee and the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, his Excellency Mr. N.N. Vohra.
Our students won accolades at the Regional Finals of “Harmony”, a series of Competitions arranged by T-Gelf at Scottish High International School, Gurgaon. Our Debating Team comprising of Hritwik Singh and Mohit Aggarwal, Shivangi and Shruti attended the National Finals along with the T-Gelf Co-ordinator, Ms. Amandeep. Close in line was the Street Blenders team with Niharika, Arushi, Naman, Rahul and Sarbjot with their outstanding performances.
Mr. Suresh Prasad retired after a long service of 28 years and enhanced into the golden period of beautiful memories.
With immense grief, we share with you the sad demise of Dr. Harish Dhillon, our respected Governing Body Member. A well known author and an experienced educationist, he would always be remembered for his wonderful contributions to the drive towards excellence in our school. Mrs. Anju Sharma, our Science Teacher also left for her heavenly abode after a long ailment.
“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else,” said Martina Navratilova, tennis player.
Apart from commemorating victories, sports field also aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. Physical Education aims to work with a hand in glove approach towards training the mind along with the physical attributes of strength, stamina and agility.
The much awaited event of the year, the 4th Annual Athletic Meet observed a spectacular display of sportsmanship upholding the ethos of sports. The bevy of events ranging from the races and relays to shot put, javelin throw, long jump showcased an admirable sense of responsibility, discipline and order on the field. The weeklong athletic meet culminated amidst co-ordinated teamwork and achievements. The Annual athletic Best House Trophy was bagged by the Vishwamitra House while Aditya Pratap Singh, Mamta, Sourav, Jaspreet, Prerna, Ashish, Ruchika and Ayush Reikhy emerged as Best Athletes.
Besides an exemplary performance on the field, our young sportsperson, Ayush Reikhy emerged victorious yet again this year at the Chandigarh state sub-junior and Junior Athletic Championship by reserving the first positions in the 100m and 600 m races. He also secured IInd and IIIrd positions at the Inter-school Annual Athletics organised by UT Education Department.
We are proud to announce that Nidhi of class X secured the 3rd position at the Nationals of the 18th Sub-Junior National Sepaktakraw Championship 2015 while Rupali, Neelam and Nikita were awarded scholarships by the sports Department, Chandigarh.
Rupali Khurana scaled new heights by reserving the first position in Time Trial and Mass Trials at the Chandigarh Track and Road Cycling Championships.
Prateek of Class IX and Abhinav of Class VIII represented the school and bagged third positions in the Chess tournaments at the Global Education’s leadership Foundation Mind Games.
Health and well being is close to our hearts. Our yoga team displayed high level of expertise under the guidance of Mr. Ashish and were invited to perform at NIPER and Panjab University.
Annual Report 2014 - 15
The scholastic performance of an institution is the benchmark used for gauging its excellence in academics. We take pride to announce that during the session 2013 - 14, 24 students appeared in class X board exams out of which Deepali scored the CGPA 9.4 and Swati & Vishal Verma, scored the CGPA 9.2 respectively in the board exams.
Learning is a never ending process. Our teachers have been adopting a series of innovative methodologies to make learning processes interesting and to cater to the challenging needs of the students. A Planetarium show was also organized in collaboration with Orange Planetarium, New Delhi for all the classes. Teaching of Social Science derived its practicality from investigative studies, field trips, audio-visual learning solutions, dramatization, role-play, Group discussions and projects.
Cyber Olympiad was conducted for classes VI - X to help them gauge their flair for technology.
The school has been successfully conducting workshops for parents to enhance knowledge and outputs on various enlightening aspects viz Nutrition, heath & wellness, phonics, parenting, kinder music sessions, computers etc. For the students, workshops on Creative Writing, Vedic maths, ecosystem, clay modeling, screen printing, painting techniques, design management, life skills, etc were organized.
The teachers attended workshops on Effective teaching & learning, Bloom's Taxonomy, Computers, painting , jyoti meditation, life skill programmes etc.
"The end of Education is Character."
We, at the Tribune Model School, firmly carry our inherent heritage and culture to make pace with the challenging, fast paced world today. Human Values programme forms an integral part of the school curriculum under which each class progresses with teaching learning techniques in communion with the 5 - step Programme, comprising of Prayer, Story- telling, Silent Sitting, Group Singing and Group activities.
In our endeavor to enhance the joy of parenting and inculcating right work habits amongst our children, we were privileged to have been guided by Mrs. Maya Gaitonde, who conducted a series of sessions with parents, teachers and students sensitizing each towards the path of perfection.
The School enrolled with the Global Education Leadership Foundation, tGELF, a programme initiative of Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation with the vision to nurture young ethical leaders that will be future agents of change. Our School teams participated in the regional final rounds in the series of competitions- Harmony 2014, held in Chandigarh at the Strawberry World School. Himani Thakur of Class X won a special mention for her debating skills and our school team comprising of Satyam of Class X, Sahil and Aman Thakur of Class VIII and Naman and Aroshi of Class IX won the regional final round in the Nukad Natak competition. These students attended an overnight camp of workshops and competitions along with 400 participants from all over the country at the Scottish High International School at Gurgaon this November, for the National Finals. Himanshu Singh Rajput had the privilege to attend a series of workshops for the Schloarship Selection programme.
Our students attended workshops by TERI and were active participants of their STEP Programme, Project SEARCH, Initiation workshop for phase VII. It is a matter of great pride to mention here that Himanshu Singh Rajput of class X initiated the HEEW (healthy Environment by E-waste management) and was awarded Rs5000/- to accomplish the same. He also attended their leadership programmes at Goa and Mahableshwar. Another feather was added to the cap when Sunidhi Bhatia of Class VIII B was selected to attend a residential workshop at Rudrpur, U.P. under the Tetra pack Ambassador Programme.
Apart from striving to attain exemplary academic standards, we at Tribune Model School, believe in grooming every facet of the student's personality. Our students have made a mark with their exuberant participations in co-scholastic areas, viz Talent Hunt, Declamation, Debate, Extempore, Quiz, Paper reading, Spell bee, writing, weave a yarn, Elocution and painting competitions. Not only this, the accolades won in various Inter-school Competitions make us proud of them.
In the Inter-School Model making Competition at Guru Nanak Public School, Chandigarh, the innovative model on "Conservation of natural resources" prepared by Preetinder and Priyanka of Class IX bagged the first prize.
Also, our project "Wake up to a Poly Free Zone" was selected amongst schools all over India with a reward of Rs10,000/- to accomplish the same.
Our students, Hritwik and Kunal of class IX got distinction in the Green Olympiad organized by TERI.
Our budding artist, Gursehaj Singh of class U.K.G. emerged as a strong contender at the finals of Avon Superstar of the city beautiful Compettion.
Our school bagged the second place at the Green Art Fest organized by Yuvsatta.
Tribune Model School in association with the Lions Club hosted various competitions for the schools in the vicinity to their mission towards a Greener and healthier tomorrow.
To facilitate vibrant synergy of ideas through the environment children were taken beyond the confines of classrooms to provide them learning beyond books. They undertook investigative studies to nearby villages, religious and heritage places, and enjoyed their tips to Manali & Nepali Forest for their extended learning.
The Kindergarten blossomed amidst art, music and dance integrated with conceptual and value based learning to enhance their overall personalities through special activities like the Puppet show, potter's wheel, etc.
Our students showcased the perfect blend of mind, soul and emotion during their Yoga asanas at the annual presentation and the Cognizance Programme held at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
A school assembly is one of the most important aspects of a school's curriculum. Its potential to nurture a positive school ethos stresses care for the self, others and the pursuit of all forms of excellence thereby powerfully nurturing the development of intrapersonal intelligence. The concept of special assemblies has been planned to encourage and reflect upon the universal values of truth, love, peace, non-violence and right conduct which not only form the strong foundation of our institution but also pave way towards achieving personal, social, spiritual, moral, and cultural educations.
Totally integrated as a part of the curriculum, each class and department was witnessed working on all spheres to learn, live and spread not just values but a blend of reality with the righteous amidst wonderful themes, concepts, social issues viz, lives of eminent personalities and leaders , Sarvdharma, Panch Aahar Leadership, Physical Education, Svachh Bharat, Child labour, female foeticide, Blood donation, Water conservation, Flight to the Universe and celebrations which outreaching the boundaries of festivals and celebrations touched upon the facets of existence.
It was indeed a memorable experience to witness 200 students from classes VII - X stage an amalgamation of scintillating songs and dance performances during their Annual Musical Presentation "Suvarna Jagriti". The journey of righteous conduct, non-violence, truth and love thus embarked, left glittering trails on the minds of the audience.
It adds joy to mention that 120 students of the Kindergarten unfolded the virtue of togetherness through their seamless communion of visual and performing arts in Annual Musical Presentation "The Enormous Turnip". The mesmerizing performances reinstated the golden memories of childhood in the audience.
The beautiful art & craft display has always given a new dimension to the walls of the school. The theme based bulletin boards and soft boards made by the students also contributed to elaborative learning for all age groups in the school.
The Annual School exhibition "Kala Sangam" surfaced the talent of the students through the innovative and creative clubs in art & craft, Photography, Gardening, Needle work, Mix Media, painting, clay modeling, techno world, electro hub, Indian & Western choir, street play and culinary skills.
Performing arts has evolved as the back-bone of the progressive confidence observed in the students and has turned as an effective medium of self-expression.
The year 2014-15 added another attraction to the curriculum in the form of Saturday Clubs for classes IX & X comprising of the Debator's club & Poetry Club, Maths Club, Science Projects Club, Powerpoint Presentations, Graphic Designing, Generation Hope Club, Eco Club, Adult Education Programme, TERI & Disaster management Club.
This year, we also introduced the Grievance Redressal Forum in the school as a platform for the students and parents to voice their challenges that directly and indirectly affect the areas of growth in a child. Some students were counseled for transition between routines while others were helped to manage their time constructively.
To ensure that our students are equipped to face any challenge, we have focused sessions on special topics including first aid and health education, traffic rules, Social responsibilities, environmental studies, fire prevention and safety, life skills, leadership skills, career planning and development etc.
"Existence is not merely living, but living in vigor."
Physical Education not only fulfills this adage but also instills healthy contest, array, sportsmanship and team spirit into the students mind. Our students explored plenty of opportunities to excel in sports throughout the year. Ayush Reikhi of Class VII B brought laurels to the school at the Chandigarh North and South District Athletics Championship.
Our school presented an admirable commitment in Inter - School sports and games. Our students of classes VI - X bagged positions in the Ninth Inter-school Bicycle games organized on World Earth Day at Sector 10, Chandigarh. Rupali of Class VIII made us proud by reserving the first position for herself in different categories of the Chandigarh State Cycling Championship organized by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association.
Participating in Inter-school Basketball, Volley Ball, Football and Chess tournaments, students in the Under 14 and Under 17 categories set high standards by rendering tough competitions. Our young stars scaled new heights in the Inter-school Pre Subroto Football Tournament in the Under 14 category, Under 17 Volley Ball Tournament and Under 14 Basket Ball Tournaments.
The national Sports day was marked with a cycle rally to Sukhna Lake and a Sports Quiz. The students carved a niche for themselves in the Milkha Singh Talent Hunt Athletic Meet by securing First and second positions in different races. It gives us immense pleasure to mention our participations in the National Camps for Basketball, Boxing and 60th National School Games organized by the Education Department and Independent School Association Football Tournaments.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to all our students, parents, well wishers and patrons of our school whose constant support and guidance has helped maintain high standard of education and discipline in our school. We take this opportunity to commit ourselves to do our best to serve this locality through quality education. We seek the blessing from the God Almighty to help and guide us in the right direction.