Science Exhibition – Shodh

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
-Stephen Hawking

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. DSE, Attapur organized its third edition of ‘Shodh-3’, the celebration of the annual science day- this time in the form of a Science Fair on 31st January and 1st February, 2019. The fair, which was an integral part of the science curriculum, challenged students to expand their knowledge, think out of the box and express themselves. It was planned as a single day presentation where the students of our sister organizations were invited. But looking at the quality of the exhibits and the students’ participation, the school decided to extend it to the next day for the parents too. The response was immense and appreciative.

The introduction to the fair commenced with a morning assembly. When we think of ‘Science’we cannot consign to oblivion the name of C V Ramen and the Ramen Effect. His contribution to science was stressed upon and it was followed by a song on science. Students demonstrated live experiments and presented many scientific facts. Some of the experiments presented in the assembly were on Buoyancy, Density, Air pressure, Surface tension and Sublimation. Students were also warned not to attempt some of them without the assistance of an experienced hand.

Ensuing it, was the inauguration of Shodh-3 by the Academic Director, Ms. B.Shashikala and other dignitaries. Mustafa of Grade III donned the role of C V Raman and took the dignitaries around to show the exhibits. A week’s hard work by the students, ranging from grade III-VIII into displaying their theoretical learning brought results. Students of grade I and II spoke about the importance of conducting a science fair and invoked curiosity among the visitors.

Most of the displays were working models. The models could be categorized into three groups: Working models, Semi-working models, and still models.

Some of the working models were water-level indicator; waste water treatment, drone; li-fi; water-purifier;vacuum cleaner;chemical reactions, wind turbines, projector, Vending machine, sewage treatment plant, pantograph machine, kitchen exhausts, Oreo Vending machine, air pressure, identification of acids and bases,  solar system and water alarm, future transport to avoid accidents and a few more. In hydraulic machines category were - hydraulic robot, garage, lift, garbage lifter, alarm, crane etc., in fact an entire city.

In the semi-working model category were hydroelectric dam, solar heaters, solar energy, bio-gas production,hydroelectric dam, rainwater harvesting, bio-gas production, Smart city, Lego city, Mega city, Mini city, wind-mill, wind turbines, various facets of agriculture like drip irrigation, organic and vertical farming, under water farming for future, desert farming and many more.

There were some still models connecting the ancient to the modern generation. Starting from the dinosaur world to the different types of communication both working and still models were on display. Different means of transportation from early ages to the present was yet another high spot, where one could witness transportation from bullock cart to the present metro system. A life size model of blood circulation in human body clearly showing the veins in blue wire and arteries in red and the other parts of the body was a wonderful display.

Students in all presented enquiry-based research projects that often provide practical application for advancing scientific knowledge and improving the quality of life. Students and the science faculty demonstrated their skills in higher-order and critical thinking through this fair.

There were also students who dressed up as prominent scientists and moved around the exhibition, speaking about their inventions. To spread an eco friendly message a sapling was presented to all the management members and staff members by the Science department. The parents were very happy to see the work of their kids and their confidence level in explaining the exhibits.

Martyrs' Day, is observed on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of Gandhiji in 1948. The School observed this day by maintaining 2 minutes silence at 11.00 a.m.

School celebrated the 70th Republic day, to rejoice the birth of modern India.

This day holds an everlasting place in our national memory because it is the day to remember that India's constitution came into force on this day completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic.

Under Mahatma Gandhi's moral and political leadership, the National Congress passed the Purna Swaraj resolution in 1929, demanding complete independence from British rule. Gandhiji organized nationwide celebrations on 26 January 1930 as Independence Day. From then on, the Nation took a pledge, to carry on the freedom struggle till we attained it, on this day every year.

And, exactly twenty years later, in 1950, we adopted our charter of modernity, the Constitution whose essence lay in four principles: democracy; freedom of faith; gender equality; and an economic upsurge for those trapped in the curse of poverty and these have been the guiding values of our country.

To begin the celebration and to mark the occasion, the national flag, the symbol of our national pride and identity was hoisted.

This was followed by the rendition of a beautiful patriotic number ‘Hindustan meri jaan’, by the school choir who filled the air with the aura in their melodious voices.

Speech is the mirror of the soul. A student of grade VIII expressed her views on the importance of the day and reminded the students of their duty towards the country and the role they can play in it.

A power packed patriotic dance performance was the last presentation by the students of grade V that expressed their love for the nation.

The prizes of various inter house competitions of grades V-VIII were also given away during the celebration.

To conclude the Principal shared his valuable message and asked the students to pledge to uphold the cherished ideals of our Constitution and to discharge their duties faithfully.

At last the students were urged not to pass the Republic Day as any other holiday but to look within themselves and think whether they were fulfilling their fundamental duties or not.

They were reminded that every action done today will have its consequence in the future...

UNDER A FESTIVE ROOF

Festivals are a mark of our culture. They define our traditions.

School celebrated Sankranthi which marks the beginning of the harvest season on the 9th of January. The doorway of the school was decorated with colourful Rangoli.

Fun and frolic marked the occasion with the students of Grade IX and VIII presenting the assembly under the guidance of the Telugu and Hindi departments. Students were introduced to how Sankranthi is celebrated and they were acquainted of the Telugu culture. Importance of the festival and the praxis followed were well-presented.

A harvest dance, where in farmers offer prayers to the natural elements like soil, rain, and fire as it provides for the harvest was also well presented. The stage was delightfully decorated with rangoli, paddy and sugarcane stems. A small mock bonfire was also displayed and children danced around it to show how the veneration to the provider is done on this auspicious day.

A light depiction of the story of Haridasu who goes around with a decorated, colourfully-dressed cow, singing songs praising of Lord Vishnu was also well portrayed. This singer does not talk to anyone while singing praises to Hari or Lord Vishnu but offers benediction to people who give him alms in the form of grains and other items for the festival. The ambiance created through this presentation was lauded and enjoyed by all.

Traditional sweets made of jaggery and sesame seeds were distributed to the staff in order to mark it as an integral part of the festival.

Pravaah- Journey from Source to Sea….

Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur celebrated its seventh Annual Extravaganza on 9th December, 2018 at Lalitha Kala Thoranam amidst great zest, vibrancy and euphoria. Dr. CN Gopinatha Reddy, IPS was the honourable Chief Guest on the occasion. Among other dignitaries present were the Chairman Shri P Madhusudan Rao, the guiding force behind the DSE group of institutions, Vice Chairperson Ms Shilpa Ravi, Secretary Ms Rama Devi, Administrator Ms Reshmi Shenoy, Academic Director Ms Shashikala, Principal, Mr. Augustine Thomas, colleagues from other DSE branches and parents.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest Dr. CN Gopinatha Reddy, and the other dignitaries escorted by the Principal. This was followed by sacred chants. The Headmistress Ms. Lakshmi Gouri welcomed the guests and the Vice Principal Ms.Bharti introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering.

The stage was set for the evening with colorful flexis and animated LED. The thematic show of talent, imagination and organization was the essence of the evening. The cultural programme based on the theme of rivers, christened ‘Pravaah-Journey from source to sea’ comprised the river anthem, the presentation of seven prominent rivers of India, their origin through riveting skits, and their journey from source to sea were all depicted through innovative entries and spell binding dance performances. There was also a tribute paid to the rivers and a ballet portrayal entitled ‘Anguish of a river ‘showcasing the pollution of rivers. The programme rose to a final crescendo with the captivating ‘Reef Rhythm’ performed with beautiful props and amalgamated with the Rally for Rivers song ‘Bharatham Mahabharatham’. Thereafter the Deesians pledged to keep the rivers clean.

Principal Mr. Augustine Thomas along with the Head Girl and Sports Captain presented the annual report highlighting the achievements of the school and students. He also highlighted the growth and vision of DSE and thanked the Chairman, Sri P. Madhusudan Rao Garu and other management members for their constant support.

The Chief Guest was exceptional in his appreciation of the students, teachers and management for a wonderful program presented. He lauded the relentless work done by students and their mentors for presenting a message oriented event.

Excellence in academics is the hallmark of any good institution and class X results of the school prove without any doubt that our students have made us proud. A felicitation ceremony was held to honor the meritorious students and the subject toppers of AISSE 2017-18 and the prodigies of the current year.

The Annual Day was a celebration of culture, art, creativity and talent. In the exuberant atmosphere, one could see the skills and talent of the young students being showcased with aplomb. The celebration proved to be a platform for the students to come together and show their inherent talents. The venue reverberated with thunderous applause as the audience witnessed the perfection and extravaganza of the show. The ambience was complimented by the mind-blowing lighting and sound which was a visual treat to the audience who left the venue spellbound.

The event reflected the essence of rivers as a melting pot of various cultures through a harmonious blend of music, rhythm and dance and it came to an end with the proposal of vote of thanks by the Cultural Secretary followed by the National Anthem.

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”

John F Kennedy

Children look forward to Children’s day, every year with great anticipation, as they get to see the hidden talents of their teachers, whom they adore plenteous. The countdown for their wait begins soon after the Teacher’s day which they dedicate to their teachers. This year DSE, Attapur celebrated Children’s Day at three different levels according to the children’s level of understanding and expectations. All the students were dressed in their colourful best and looked like beautiful butterflies fluttering around. The Academic Director, Ms. B. Shashikala, The Principal, Mr. Augustine, Vice-Principal Ms. Bharati and Headmistress Ms. Lakshmi Gowri graced the occasion.

In Pre Primary the teachers kept the ambience ignited by dressing up in colorful teddy bear costumes and danced to some of the famous children’s favourite songs. One of the students spoke about the significance of the day. Their excitement knew no bounds when they saw their beloved teachers gyrating.

In Grades I and II, the Children’s day celebrations started with an informative talk on the significance of celebrating this day. Children thoroughly enjoyed a poetry that showcased the contrast between the old and new generation of children. The students were overjoyed to see their teachers entertain them with an excellent dance performance. The icing on the cake was an impromptu dance of all the children of grades I and II on the stage.

Grades III to X had their celebration in the school grounds. The program started with the assembly, routinely done by the students but on this day by the teachers. They did the school prayer followed by the pledge. This time it was the teachers who took the pledge while the children looked on. The thought and the humorous news had the children in splits. Mr. Rupesh from the Social Science department came dressed as Chacha Nehru and gave a message to the students.

Adding to the revelry was a captivating dance performance by the male staff. The enraptured students were swept away when they saw their Principal too on the stage as a participant. The Academic Director and the other dignitaries also joined the dance later. The students enjoyed the performance thoroughly.

A mellifluous medley of songs was dedicated to the students wherein they too joined. There is no Children’s day if there are no mothers. A silent jocose saga was presented by the teachers as a tribute to the mothers who bear all the tantrums and silently go about nourishing each of their children with values of life.

Children are the pride of any institution. Our children have a strong sense of social responsibility. DSE, Attapur is the proud recipient of the Mother Teresa award for the third consecutive year in a row for its contribution to the IDF. The highest contributors and the HRTs of the highest contributing classes were honoured on this day. Other awards for the inter-school competition winners were also given away.

The Principal, Mr. Augustine addressed the students and advised them to be responsible citizens, respect their teachers and live their childhood to the fullest. The head girl, Shubha Tanaya and the Cultural Secretary Sai Prathiti expressed their thanks to the teachers on behalf of the student community for putting up the show for them. The program concluded with the national anthem.

Childhood means fun unlimited, bounteous shower of love and care, realm of imagination and the joy of growing up. But, without the right track they may miss living a good life. This can be done only by giving a right education, care and way to progress. DSE stands for the best values of education to be imparted in the students.

JOIE DE VIVRE-A CELEBRATION OF HAPPINESS

Happiness lies in good health
Not in accumulation of wealth
Happiness lies in caring for others
Like dear friends and brothers
Happiness lies in sharing
Not is amassing
Happiness is the state of mind
Nowhere else you can find
Enjoy the moment, live the life
Happiness is the journey not destination
Happiness Is doing what is your fascination
Happiness is doing what you like
Sleeping, walking, running and riding a bike

School recently celebrated the annual day of Pre Primary and grades I and II- JOIE DE VIVRE-A celebration of happiness, at the magnificent Taramati Baradari. Ms Sonal Ravi Andrews, Director and founder, Integrated Preschool Teachers Training Academy (IPTTA) was the Chief Guest who graced the occasion with her charming presence. The other esteemed guests who embellished the event with their presence were the Chairman Sri P Madhusudan Rao, the guiding force behind the DSE group of institutions, Secretary Ms Rama Devi, Administrator Ms Reshmi Shenoy, Academic Director Ms Shashikala, Principal, Mr Augustine Thomas, colleagues from other DSE branches and parents.

An endearing ceremony was the guard of honour accorded to the Chief Guest by the tiny tots of pre primary and grades I and II. The Vice Principal, Ms Bharti welcomed the gathering formally.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Honourable Chief Guest, Chairman Sir and the other dignitaries followed by a classical dance recital presented by the tiny tots as an invocation to the almighty. Four colourful butterflies from pre primary and four compeers from grade I and II anchored the event with panache and confidence. Thereafter, the beautifully decorated stage with flexis and animated LEDs came alive with a riot of colours where the little ones presented an array of programs centered round the theme of Joie De Vivre-Happiness. The little ones dressed in vibrant costumes showcased dances depicting diverse emotions of happiness, blue bird dance, peacocks dance of happiness, Mickey and Minnie dance, Krishna’s mischief, Mother’s happiness, Pride in belonging to India and many more. The young musical talents presented a mellifluous song depicting the happiness of animals and birds.

The hallmark of the evening were the two skits- ‘In Quest of Happiness’-with the moral ‘Never compare yourself with others. Be happy with what you have’ and ‘The Joy of Giving’ telling the of tale of Oliver Twist, an enactment of the idea that children can bring a change of heart in the most cruel person with their innocence. The Grand Finale culminated the cultural fiesta that presented the dances from north, south, east and west set to foot tapping music and innovative choreography.

The annual report presented by the Principal Mr. Augustine Thomas showcased the proud achievements of the School.

Our Chief Guest of the day was introduced to the audience by the Headmistress Ms Lakshmi Gowri. In her address Ms Sonal Ravi Andrews spoke about how in our quest of happiness we are losing focus on the little things that give us joy. She defined the essence of true happiness as living in the moment, taking each day as it comes and to be thankful for what we have.

The Chief Guest was superlative in her appreciation of the students, teachers and management for the programme presented. She lauded the vision and the relentless hard work done by students and their mentors for presenting such a message oriented programme.

The little compeers proposed the vote of thanks to acknowledge the efforts of the people who worked for the success of the show.

The programme witnessed mass participation of around 550 students as almost all children from the pre-primary and grades I and II participated with great enthusiasm.

The program concluded with national anthem.

The parents left the venue with an overwhelming feeling of happiness and smiles on their faces after an exhilarating evening.

“It’s better to see something than to hear about it a thousand times.” Every expedition made is an experience which leaves students pondering and implores them to think.

This year, the students and the staff had an opportunity to visit Delhi, Mukteswar and Corbett.

Student Health Activity

Health is often a state of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Hence, CBSE have decided to mainstream health and physical education for Grades IX - XII with the aim of preventing them from having a sedentary lifestyle or turn into couch potatoes.

Open House-An insight into classroom transactions…

The Pre Primary Wing held their ‘Self Evaluation’ and Grade I hosted an 'Open House', on 8th September. The purpose of the event was to familiarize the parents with the techniques used by the teachers to interact in the classroom and to give the parents a chance to observe a classroom and watch their wards elucidate what they have learnt in the languages, EVS, Math and Art in the first term. It was all about what exposure the students have got, how much they have grasped, what skills they have developed, how much they have imbibed in their classrooms and how enthusiastic they were to showcase the same to their proud parents. All this was done through diverse ‘Do It Yourself’ activities.

Pre Primary:

The activities included recitation of poems that gave scope to bring out the pronunciation, voice modulation, and expression of talent. Fun with letters provides the brain some exercise. Action words and ascending-descending order, subtraction, the very common but interesting math concepts, gave the young minds food for thought to identify them and apply them in daily life. Map pointing was one more activity where the students learnt the sense of direction. It makes them confident and gives an opportunity to explore their horizons. The division of three activities per subject gave ample scope to the students to showcase what they have learnt and give it their best shot. The students loved to display their skills and make their parents proud by demonstrating their abilities in explaining the topics via an activity or project on display.

The parent’s faces shone with happiness and their hearts swelled with pride. They left the school premises with contentment in their heart that their kids are in able hands of qualified teachers who leave no stone unturned to enlighten them and make them confident enough to tread the path of excellence in every field.

The motto of Delhi School of Excellence teachers, 'Teach with confidence, explain in-depth, develop questioning skills and nurture a thinker who will always be in pursuit of knowledge and excellence' was on ample display during these two events.

Grade I:

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. - Joyce Meyer

Teachers are just not facilitators but natural mentors, therapists, catalyst for change and many more. We might end up forgetting a lot of people in our lives but never our teachers. Every one of us remembers that one teacher who not only helped to simplify the most terrible and complex equations but also helped us in understanding life.

September 5th is observed as Teacher’s Day in India on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a teacher par excellence. Students too celebrated this day by paying a tribute to all their teachers. The theme of the celebration was ‘From your Bachpan to our Bachpan’. The students took us on a journey from the 1970s to the 2010s. For the teachers it was a trip down the memory lane when the songs of their childhood were belted out. Nostalgia reigned supreme when dances, classroom pranks, childhood games etc. were showcased by the students. The whole ambience was electrified with the latest chartbusters when the students presented their childhood with many of them tapping their feet to the songs. The students from grades VI to X held the teachers spellbound with their talents, dances, skits, songs and witty compeering.

Games like lemon and spoon with a twist, arm wrestling and saree draping were all conducted for the teachers in which they participated enthusiastically. It was a day befitting the occasion.

The students proved that their teachers have taught them enough and that they can put up a show all by themselves.

"Many of us have fond childhood memories of bedtime stories from a grandmother, vivid in a way that only childhood memories can be.

The students of Grade III presented their event, Symphonious Saga and took the audience on a journey of karadi rhymes, an integral part of Karadi Tales, a series of popular audio books for children in India. With books like the ones available on Karadi Tales, it is more likely that another generation of children will have fond memories that are closer to grandma's home. For, stories have to be retold and songs have to be sung to be kept alive. They need to be passed on to keep traditions and values thriving. The Karadi rhymes based on Indian music enthral the young and the old alike to celebrate the Indian childhood.

Secretary of the school Rama Devi ma’am, Academic director Shashikala ma’am, Administrator Reshmi ma’am, Principal Augustine Thomas sir, Vice Principal Bharti ma’am, Headmistress Lakshmi Gowri ma’am, coordinators and parents graced the occasion and motivated the students.

The beautiful rhymes showcased during the event were on trains, rains, crows, kites, colours, sarees, trees, flowers, rivers and on unity in diversity of which India is a shining example. The students in colourful and vibrant costumes, appropriate props and above all a positive attitude presented a show which was unique in its own way.

A very vibrant atmosphere was created by the students with their performance. The Principal in his address commended the students and the teachers involved for the brilliant show.

August 15th, is a red letter day in the history of India. On this day in 1947, our country became free from the shackles of slavery of the British rule. Since 1947, this day is celebrated every year with great joy and pride. The great sacrifices of our freedom fighters is remembered, which serves as a beacon light for the development of this great country. The nation pays homage to the security forces who have laid down their lives for the honour and security of the country.

The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with zeal and spirit befitting the occasion. The Academic Director, Ms Shashikala graced the occasion. The Principal, Mr Augustine Thomas, Vice Principal Ms Bharti and Headmistress, Ms Lakshmi Gowri were the other dignitaries present. The celebration started with the unfurling of the tricolor by the dignitaries followed by the rendition of the Vande Mataram song, dedicated to the martyrs of our nation. The gamut of celebration activities held on the campus consisted of speeches in Hindi and English that spoke about the freedom and the price at which it came, a group song in Telugu and Hindi and a patriotic remix rhythm. Little Aradhya of grade I enchanted the gathering with her stimulating speech on the occasion.

The highlight of the day was a group dance competition among the four houses on the theme of patriotism. The four houses presented dances full of gusto and zest. An atmosphere of patriotic fervour pervaded over the entire campus. The dances presented, mesmerized the audience. The competition was judged by Ms Jyothi Reddy an accomplished danseuse and Mr Chandu Naidu, an assistant choreographer of the Telugu film industry on the parameters of choreography, synchronisation, costume and props, interpretation of the theme and the overall presentation.

The Principal Mr. Augustine Thomas, in his address inspired the students to be responsible citizens and contribute to the development of India. According to him small contributions in its own little ways can contribute greatly towards nation building.

Thereafter the much awaited results of the dance competition were announced. The house that took the honours was the Spartans house with their patriotic mash up and the second place was bagged by the Trojans who performed on the chartbuster ‘Ae watan mere watan aabaad rahe tu.’

The program concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Sai Prathiti, the Cultural Secretary to take cognisance of the people and their efforts.

Battle of moves……. ‘Winning Moves’- Inter School Chess Championship

The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… For Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin Franklin

The 5th edition of ‘Winning Moves’ the Inter School Chess Championship was held on 3rd and 4th August, 2018. It gave the enthusiastic participants an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in front of teachers, peers and coaches.

The two-day Chess festival attracted an overwhelming response from around 250 chess playing school children belonging to about prominent 40 schools.

The inaugural ceremony held on 3rd August, 2018 began on an auspicious note with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the other dignitaries followed by a formal welcome address by the Principal Mr. Augustine Thomas to the Chief Guest of the day Sri. Emani Chiranjevi, former chief coach, Indian Boxing Federation and the other dignitaries. This was followed by a short cultural program that included a stunning classical dance recital by Sparsha of Grade VII, a motivational song by the school choir and a wonderful narrative about chess by Farah and Malik of Grade VIII and VII respectively.

The Chief Guest Sri. Emani Chiranjevi, in his address impressed upon the audience, the importance of playing chess and the values one can learn from it.

After the inauguration, the Chess Championship was declared open by the Chief Guest of the day and the youngest participant joined the Chief Guest for the inaugural moves. And then began the six rounds for the ultimate glory.

The prizes up for grabs were a cash award of Rs.5000 and a rolling trophy for the winners in the seniors and juniors category. The runners up could take home a cash award of Rs. 2500 in both the categories. Apart from this there were also two prizes each in the senior and junior category for the ‘Most Promising Player’ of the tournament.

The two days of the championship saw a keen clash of minds, intelligent moves and resonance of ‘checkmates’. Arbiters and other personnel had their hands full with many students playing at one place; nevertheless, they handled their work exceptionally well.

The valedictory ceremony held on 4th August, 2018 saw the winners being awarded. The honors were done by the Chief Guest BV Raj Gopal, Vice President Telangana Chess Association Sri Madhusudan Rao , Chairman DSE group of institutions , Rama Devi Ma'am Secretary, Shashikala ma'am Academic Director, Reshmi ma’am Administrator, Augustine Thomas Principal, Vice Principal Bharti Rao and Headmistress Lakshmi Gowri.

During the valedictory ceremony the audience was also regaled to a peppy group song by the school choir and a captivating dance performance by the students of Grades V, VI and VII.

TS Model School emerged as the overall champion among the senior category while it was the Phoenix Greens International School among the juniors.

The outcome of the tournament saw the students develop their focus and concentration, deal with winning and losing in a safe environment, and experience the dynamics of teamwork. Perhaps the most striking outcome was how the challenge of chess competition swells the students' confidence and pride.

The event came to an end with the rendition of National Anthem.