Happenings 15-16

Au Revoir

Saying goodbye is very hard- whomever it maybe and when it is your loved ones, trust me it becomes a little  more tougher.

February is here and very soon the lovely group of young ladies and gentlemen that comprise grade 10 of DSE Attapur, will be ready to leave the portals of their alma mater to explore the big wide world out there.

Being their class teacher, I guess I had a different rapport with them than the others. Apart from teaching Social Science, I would like to believe that I was also a friend, guide, mentor and above all a mother to them. At home my folks would laugh whenever I said I have 24 children- 23 of my students and one of my own. There have been times, when many of them have shared and confided their personal problems with me.

Well, coming to my dear students these are the students who have given me memorable moments of fun and humor during our class discussions- Like sanju giving me inputs about Telangana and TRS leaders and their politics during our social and political classes, Omer, with his quirky sense of humor always enlivening the class and Rahim, who I always thought slept through my class, surprising me sometimes with his expert comments.

These are students who have discovered their leadership qualities like Arshad, the school prefect- Boys, Minnu, the school prefect-Girls, Ishrat, Simran, Nousheen, Abhiraj, Praneeth and Aditya who have tried to lead from the front.

We have students like Taher, Ayan, Arshad and Vaishnavi who have done us proud in many sporting tournaments.

Pratiti and Alekhya with their chirpy presence added zest and energy to the class. There have also been my silent killers like Bharati, Sanjay, Mandeep and Ayaz who I know can prove the adage, “Still waters run deep” true.

Students like Krishna, Nousheeen and Arshad have found their creative flourish and excelled in them. Who can forget Minnu’s portrayal of the powerful goddess Mahishasurmardini, Arshad as the serene Gautam Buddha and his Declamation of Mark Anthony recently?

Believe me I can go on. Each and every student sitting here has left an indelible impression in my mind. Thank you dear students for making the grade 10 a fun and exciting place.

My advice to each one of you is, do not look back, just look forward and go ahead to conquer the world. Go and earn name, fame and money and come back to tell us your success stories. Believe in yourself and you can do what you want.

May you all fare well in your career and accomplish the dreams you aspire for yourself. Best wishes and good luck for your boards and may you all make your parents, school and teachers proud.

God Bless!!!

– Malathi Ramakrishna, Class Teacher

Republic Day Celebrations

The 67th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur on 26th January 2016.  The occasion began with the hoisting of the tricolor and was followed by the rendition of the National Anthem. The students saluted the National Flag and pledged themselves to upholding the honor and integrity, diversity and uniqueness that is “India”. The hoisting of the tricolor was followed by the evergreen patriotic song “chodo kal ki baatein, kal ki baat purani” presented by the school choir.

Thereafter the students of grade IV, V, VI, and VII were on the stage to perform a short skit on the making of our constitution and its significance. This was followed by the reading of the preamble and the entire gathering repeating it, akin to an oath.

A bilingual speech in Hindi and English was delivered by two students of grade 9 emphasizing the need for the constitution.

The Academic Head and Principal in their address to the gathering stressed the need to be patriotic throughout the year and not on just two days in a year. The value of the key words in the constitution like Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic Justice Equality and freedom were explained to the students.

The program concluded with Prize distribution for various activities conducted on Saturdays as part of the inter house competitions.

Parivartan – The Change

The New Year began with a bang for the primary block of DSE Attapur, when the students of Grade I and II presented their event titled PARIVARTAN – The change, showcasing the transition from traditionalism to modernism in the social and cultural aspects of life.

The students performed a diverse range of acts showing status of women in the past and the present, the education system from the times of yore to the present and the evolution of fashion from the traditional to the contemporary. It was through music and art that the students showcased their talent depicting various issues of the society as these are considered as an integral part of a well rounded curriculum.

As a part of the activity based learning, performing on real issues of the society has a huge impact on the learning process of the children and their psychology. Hence all the students were first made aware of the social scenario and then given an act to perform which they did to perfection. All in all the event was a colorful one with students dressed in vibrant hues performing to qawalis, foot tapping hit numbers and last but not the least taking part in a fashion show that was held to demonstrate the latest trend in clothing and accessories. Each class and section had a specific topic to showcase and perform on- like few classes showcased the old and few concentrated on the new.

The parents and other visitors were equally captivated by the performances of the tiny tots. The students gained knowledge and were exposed to the different issues of the society in both the ancient and modern times. It was both an educative as well as entertaining experience for the students.

Math Magic

DSE Attapur celebrated the Math month in November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujam Iyer, the renowned mathematician of India. During the month math activities like solving various math puzzles, test in numerical ability etc. was conducted. To make the students understand the importance of shapes in their daily life, few competitions were held in the form of tangrams, making paper bags, drawing cartoons, kites and creating 3 D model houses.

On the Math day i.e. 22nd December   the students of DSE presented a special assembly. One of the students dressed up as Ramanujam and recalled his contributions in the field of mathematics. A quiz was also conducted for the primary sections to reinforce their learning of Math.

Spell Bound @ Spell Bee

The Annual Spelling Bee competition was recently held at DSE Attapur’s school campus amidst much enthusiasm and fervor.   The finalists were chosen after two preliminary rounds. It was an Inter- House Competition with four teams competing against each other. The competition was conducted for both juniors (III-VI) and Seniors (VII-X).  The innovative rounds like ‘What’s the Good Word?’, ‘Hear Me Right’ ‘Set Me Right’, ‘Spell- Hunt’, and ‘Spell and Tell’ kept the participants as well as the audience Spell Bound! The score board witnessed lots of ups and downs before the final winning teams, Spartans at Senior level and Trojans at the Junior level were announced. There were questions for the audience too, so that they don’t feel left out from the final round of spell bee. There was buzzing all around even after the competition was over. The English Department headed by Ms. Amruta, succeeded in casting a ‘Spell’ over the audience present, with an attractive backdrop, interesting rounds and well- coordinated presentation of the entire show. Kudos to the department!

DSE organises ‘Spelling Bee’ every year for senior as well as primary classes.  This year it was held on 17th December 2015 for the primary students of grade I & II.

All the students participated in the preliminary round. After the preliminary round, forty students were shortlisted for the semi-final round. Sixteen students qualified for the final round. This whole exercise took many days and great effort on the part of the students and teachers.

On the final day, the little ones surprised the audience as they waded through a variety of rounds like ‘What’s the good word’, ‘Hear me Right’, ‘Set me Right’, and The Rapid fire round.

The contest was adjudged by Mrs. Bindu Joseph, senior English faculty of DSE, Attapur. She announced the winners and addressed the audience as well.

Udaan – The First Sports Day

There was excitement in the air. The collective heart beats of hundreds could be heard. The cheers reached a crescendo as the racers sprinted across the tracks. The first annual sports meet of Delhi School of Excellence was in full action.
Annual Sports Day is an important event in the life of every school. Sports themselves have a vital role in making a child sound physically as well as mentally.
Apart from commemorating victories, sports meets also aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children.
Delhi School of Excellence Attapur and Manikonda recently held its 1st Annual Sports Day –UDAAN-in the magnificent GMC Balayogi stadium at Gachibowli. The Sports Day began with a welcome address formally welcoming the dignitaries like Chief Guest Dr. K Keshava Rao secretary general TRS and Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha, Guest of Honour Dr ARK Pillai, Founder President IDF, Sri M Lakshmikanth Rao Ex Zilla Parishad Chairman, Sri P Madhusudan Rao Chairman DSE group of institutions, Smt Shilpa Ravi Vice Chairperson DSE group of institutions and Smt Rama Devi Administrator.
The sports flag was hoisted and balloons were released to symbolically inaugurate the sports day. Thereafter the sports meet was declared open by the Chief Guest.
The march past was the next event where in the students marched proudly in unison with their chin up and steps in rhythm to the drumbeats and then solemnly pledged to uphold the spirit of true sportsmanship . The sports torch was lit and handed over to the school prefects and sports prefects who took a lap of the track and lighted the flame.
A plethora of displays were presented by the various classes showcasing their skills. The Pre Primary wing enthralled the audience with the uchawa fan drill and train display. Grade 1 and 2 swayed and sashayed with the hula hoops and spread tranquility with the yoga display. Grade 3, 4 and 5 used kites and fans as props for their display and the Manikonda students presented an awe inspiring presentation on Vandemataram. The Grade 5 students of Attapur held the audience captive with their dazzling display of the thousand hand gold finger dance. The students also exhibited their expertise in gymnastics. The high school students presented a synchronised flags and pompom display and an amalgamation of sports like cycling, cricket, chess, hockey, kabaddi, football etc. A grand finale depicting the theme “Udaan” was presented at the end of all events.
The displays were interspersed with Annual Reports of both the branches and athletic events that were fiercely competed between Attapur and Manikonda, and were cheered with much gusto and lung power. The prize winners were awarded the medals on the victory stand. The overall championship for excellence in sports was bagged by Spartans at Attapur and by Knights at Manikonda. The parents race was a big crowd puller and the parents participated enthusiastically.
The event ended with the flame being put off and the sports flag ceremonially brought down, folded and handed over to the Chairman for safekeeping. The national anthem concluded the occasion.

Visitors @School

Professionals from the United States visited DSE to learn more about our teaching methodology and use of digital content in classrooms. They had an interactive session with students and were impressed with the overall Teaching-Learning methods implemented at the school.

 

Excursion Exhilaration….Fun Unlimited

About 40 students of grades V-X of Delhi School of Excellence went on a 4 day trip to Delhi, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Chandigarh. This jolly and memorable journey began on 15th October. The participants were filled with great enthusiasm and zeal. They departed to Delhi and after reaching the capital the first stopover was the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan, the vision of which was panoramic and exceptional. Students were wonderstruck by the huge Marble hall, where the rare portraits of the viceroys and British royalty were displayed. It also showcased sculptures and artifacts of the British period that included the huge marble statues of King George V and Queen Mary. They saw the Kitchen museum where a collection of Royal crockery was on display. The magnificent Durbar Hall, Ashoka hall and a long drawing room where official ceremonies are held were all sights to behold. After the visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the students engaged themselves in some retail therapy and then proceeded to Amritsar. In Amritsar they visited the quintessential Golden Temple, copiously alive with religious fervor that filled all hearts with divine bliss. Later it was the Jallianwala Bagh that left everyone admiring the traced bullet holes and the Martyrs well, and instilled a sense of patriotism among them.  And then was the turn of that place- to visit which all were waiting with bated breath- the Wagah Border. The sight of the Indo-Pak border was incredibly remarkable and momentous. Thousands of people’s hearts were thumping to the parade beats. The beating retreat ceremony was magnificent and astounding. Army generals exhibited their valor and it inculcated a sense of pride within all.

Then the entourage proceeded to Jalandhar and visted Rangla Punjab Haveli. The cultural show was enthralling and breathtaking. Students couldn’t resist tapping their feet to the desi beats. The magic show performed was truly fascinating and appreciative. The students were also treated to a royal Punjabi dinner which was sumptuous and extremely delicious.

The next stop was Chandigarh where they visited the Sukhana lake and Rock garden. The Rock garden was splendid. Students enjoyed the pleasant environment and the beautiful lake view.

On the last day, they proceeded to Gurgaon and visited the Kingdom of Dreams, a theme park. The students derived child-like pleasure watching the 5D show and enjoyed rides like Frisbee and bumper cars. They also went on a crazy, thrilling and boisterous break dance ride. Soon it was time to travel to Delhi terminal 3 airport to board the airplane that would take them back to Hyderabad and then home. It was a trip during which students had made many cherished memories that would remain etched in their minds for a long time.

Gift a Life

On eve of National Voluntary blood donation day, a blood donation camp was organised by DSE, Attapur and IDF on parent teacher meeting day on 3rd October, 2015. Lot of housewives who do not get an opportunity to participate and donate blood got a chance to do so. The camp was a huge success with many parents and staff members coming forward to donate blood. Our gratitude to the Management, Staff and Students who campaigned for the camp to create awareness and  mobilize donors. Appreciation to John and Varun of the IDF team for coordinating the camp.

International Yoga Day

Vinyasa @ DSE

“People wonder at the height of mountains, at great monuments built by man, at the vast compass of the oceans, at the circular motion of the stars but they pass by themselves without wondering”.

Every thought, every emotion, every moment in our life is embedded in our physical body. The body is the grossest part of the mind and the mind is the subtlest part of the body- an active Asana practice with emphasis on breath and body work are the keys to unlock your body/mind.

The Deesians of Attapur enthusiastically flexed their bodies, when the school celebrated the International Yoga day on June 21st, they heard and understood that,Yoga is for peace, Yoga is for wealth and Yoga is for harmony…

It was an exhilarating experience for the staff and students as they exhaled, inhaled, twisted, twirled and rolled their bodies. The air was puffed with rejuvenated voices of the children, as they heard their mentors describing yoga as an invaluable gift which has descended through centuries from our ancestors.

The best remedy to the unforeseen diseases in future, the school opened new doors of health to its children and the latter nodded their heads in unison to make yoga a part of their lives.

The little ones unanimously took the following oath,After Today, I Will Learn to De-Stress, Keep My Cool, Understand, Forgive And Let Go.

Hindi Diwas

हिंदी है देश की आनबानशान”

हर वर्ष की तरह इस वर्ष भी ‘हिंदी दिवस’ पूरे उमंग तथा उत्साह से मनाया गया |

समारोह प्रार्थना गीत ‘असतो मा सद्गमय’ की गूँज से आरंभ हुआ | प्राकृतिक संसाधन संरक्षण के तहत् ‘पानी की मनमानी’ लघु नाटिका प्रस्तुत की गयी | फिर छात्रों द्वारा प्रस्तुत समूह गान ‘सोचो ज़रा सोचो’ ने लोगों का दिल छू लिया |

हिंदी विभागाध्यक्ष श्रीमती मनीषा सिंह ने सरल तथा सहज हिंदी अपनाने की बात की | भाषा के सटीक प्रयोग पर बल दिया | अंत में प्रधानाचार्य जी ने बच्चों को हिंदी भाषा में बात करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया |

इसके अलावा अंतर्विद्यालीय प्रतियोगिताएँ आयोजित की गईं |प्राथमिक कक्षा के विद्यार्थियों ने सुलेख प्रतियोगिता में भाग लिया ; माध्यमिक कक्षा के बच्चों ने अकबर –बीरबल तथा तेनालीराम की कहानियाँ रोचक अंदाज़ में सुनाईं | उच्च माध्यमिक कक्षा के विद्यार्थियों ने ‘अगर मैं जादूगर होता’ तथा ‘परिश्रम ही सफलता की कुंजी है’ विषय पर अभिव्यक्ति की | सम्पूर्ण विद्यालय प्रांगण में हिंदी की खुशबू फैली थी |

 

Teachers day

Teachers are the key stone of the future and act as a foundation for creating responsible citizens and good human beings. When life wanted to bless, it gave you a teacher.

Teacher’s day is celebrated on 5th Sept. to dedicate this day, to a zealous advocate of education and one of the greatest scholars and teachers of all times and the second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.  The students of  DSE  Attapur celebrated it with great zeal and enthusiasm to show their acknowledgement and recognition for the hard work put in by the teachers.

Students always look forward to this Day with a lot of anticipation, to dedicate their love, respect, admiration and reverence for their teachers. The day had an emotional and recreational touch. The students of grade 10th and 9th did all the preparations with complete energy and excitement. Their affection and dedication was illustrated through an array of programmes organized for their teachers which made the day a memorable one.  This was a day where they could show how much they loved their teachers.

Dances, skit and songs, all dedicated to teachers exclusively were truly brilliant. The keen observation and exhibition of their talent of enacting their teachers was a treat for the eye. The students took great efforts and ensured that the teachers enjoyed every minute. Teachers were felicitated with various titles which showed yet another keen observation and devotion towards teachers. For the finale, they acknowledged their fault, mistakes, blunders and their warmth and affection through a parody song.

All in all a day that would be etched in the memories of the teachers and would be cherished for a long time.

Adolescence Education Programme – A workshop

Adolescence Education Programme – A workshop

Growth and maturation is a continuous process and adolescence is a stage in the continuum of growth and development across the life span. As one grows one experiences many changes in our life, some of which are predictable. Adolescents need to be prepared for the physical, mental, emotional and psychosocial changes that take place during the adolescence phase so that they are not anxious about them and respond to these changes in positive and responsible ways. This also helps them to mould their personality.  Recognizing that changes during adolescence occur at different pace and timings in different individuals will help them develop a positive acceptance of self.  

School is the place where a student is exposed to a formal curriculum and interacts with fellow students and teachers that to a large extent mould his/her behaviour and personality. A number of contents in AEP are sensitive as they pertain to sex and sexuality, hence prone to misinterpretation.

The Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) is an important initiative that aims to empower young people with accurate, age-appropriate and culturally relevant information, promote healthy attitudes and develop skills to enable them to respond to real life situations in positive and responsible ways. AEP interventions focus on the acquisition of authentic knowledge, development of positive attitudes, and empowerment for appropriate action, including the avoidance of risky behavior among young adolescents.

To acquaint the students of grade VIII, IX and X  with the above mentioned issues, a workshop was conducted by the doctor couple Dr. Sudhir Charles and Dr. Madhulatha separately for boys and girls in the school. Through a power point presentation they elucidated on the various aspects of adolescence.

The workshop clarified many doubts of the boys and girls regarding the changes that occur in their bodies during the adolescence period. The students were encouraged to open up and ask any kind of query that they may have regarding adolescence.

It was an enlightening afternoon that the students spent with the doctor couple.

తెలుగు భాషా దినోత్సవం

దేశ భాషలందు తెలుగు లెస్స అన్న శ్రీ కృష్ణ దేవరాయలుని, వ్యవహార భాషోద్యమ పితామహుడు అయిన గిడిగు రామ మూర్తి ని స్మరించుకుంటూ ఆగష్టు 27 వ తేదీన ప్రత్యేక అసెంబ్లీని  ఢిల్లీ స్కూల్ ఆఫ్ ఎక్ష్కలెన్స్  లో తెలుగు భాషా దినోత్సవమును జరుపుకున్నాము. విద్యార్థులు ప్రతిజ్ఞ, నేటి ఆలోచన, వార్తలు తెలుగులోనే చెప్పారు. అన్ని తరగతుల తెలుగు విద్యార్థులకు  పద్యాలు, దేశభక్తి గేయాల పోటి, వ్యాసరచన పోటీలను తెలుగు ఉపాధ్యాయులు నిర్వహించారు. పోటీలలో నైపుణ్యం ప్రదర్శించినవారికి ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయులు ప్రశంసాపత్రాలను  విద్యార్థులకు బహుకరించారు.

ఆంగ్ల, హిందీ పదాలు ఉపయోగించకుండా తెలుగులోనే మాట్లాడేలా ఉపాధ్యాయుల మధ్య పోటీని నిర్వహించారు.ఈ కార్యక్రమంలో ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయులు, ఉపాధ్యాయులు  చాలా ఉత్సాహంగా పాల్గొన్నారు. తెలుగు భాష యొక్క గొప్పతనం  గురించి విద్యార్థులు మాట్లాడి, పాటలు పాడి అందరిని అలరించారు.

Inter – School Chess Tournament

Inter- School Chess Tournament 2015 at Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur.

Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur organized the second Inter- School Chess Tournament-“Winning Moves”-2015 on 18th and 19th August. The tournament received a huge response in terms of participation  from various schools across the city and the quality of the game.

The tournament was inaugurated by the  chief Guest Mr. A.R. Srinivas, Deputy Commissioner of police, Shamshabad Zone, Mr. Madhusudhan Rao, Chairman of DSE group of schools; Smt. Rama Devi, Administrator & Secretary DSE group of schools, Principal Mr. Augustine, Vice-Principal Ms. Lakshmi and Head Mistress Ms. Amruta Rao.
The tournament was held separately for juniors and seniors. A total of 5 rounds conducted over 2 days, witnessed some fabulous chess moves by eager and enthusiastic players. Almost 120 students took part in the tournament.

 Kennedy High Global School outdid several participants by winning both the seniors and juniors category! The Winners and the Runners were awarded cash prizes and trophy. Special awards were given away to the most promising players as well. Participation Certificates were awarded to all the schools. The arbiters of the tournament were A. Subbaraju and D. S. Rao.

Bridging Distances

BRIDGING DISTANCES

“Life is a journey of discovery and education is the key to discovery of life.”

As we stretch out to touch seven decades of freedom and the whole country was awash in the Independence Day celebrations, the tiny tots of grade I and II of Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur had a different tale to tell. They showcased a magnificent event called ‘Bridging Distances’ on 15th August, which depicted the progress in Transport and Communication.

The five sections of Grade I portrayed Transport, which began with the discovery of wheel and proceeded to illustrate the different means of transport- Roadways, Waterways, Railways and Airways. The surprised parents were transported to another world when the cute little ones spoke, enacted, demonstrated and showed the various means related to transport. What an amazing display it was as the classrooms came alive with wonderful models of trains, planes, buses, cars and ships! What better way of transforming ideas into reality than this one?

 Whatever the world is today is by the power of human voice and the power of human voice is expressed through communication. Parenting, advertising, interviewing, arguing and even offering prayer is communication. Everything is communication and without communication, everything is nothing- this adage was beautifully demonstrated by the children of Grade II. They began with the ancient means of communication and then went on to postal services, newspaper, telephone, mass media and then touched upon the modern means like cell phones, internet etc. Parents were pleasantly surprised and touched when a postman delivered letters written by their kids to them. What a sight it was to see parents thronging to get a glance of ‘Aaj ki taaja khabar’ in DSE Chronicle- the newsletter.

The spacious classrooms and corridors echoed with announcements, dances, skits, songs, demonstrations, visuals and what not all related to communication. The kids were successful in transforming their ideas into effective communication. It was a memorable experience for the kids, parents and the teachers with a valuable learning outcome that the transport and communication are indeed vital tools of Bridging Distances!!!

Vandana
Coordinator – Grades I & II

Independence Day

Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur celebrated the 69th Independence Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor in the school premises.

‘Unity in diversity’ was the theme that the school based their Independence Day celebrations on. Diversity is the beauty of India and the unified India’s diverse Clture is its strength and asset.  

Great preparations were made in the school with buntings of tricolor flags fluttering around and the students sporting Independence Day badges and flags on their uniform eager to take part in the celebrations. The program commenced with the soulful rendition of the national song “Vande Mataram” by the school choir. This was
followed by the national tricolor being hoisted by our Chairman Mr. Madhusudhanan Rao, and thereafter the national anthem being sung with great gusto by the students.  

Rithika of grade IX   threw light on the importance of the day and reminded the younger generation of their duties towards the country. The patriotic flame was kindled
by the evergreen song ‘mile sur mera tumara’ rendered by a group of students that mesmerized the audience. The ambience around the school added to its spirit.  A large
number of parents also witnessed the celebrations never allowing the rain and the slush to dampen their spirit!

After the ground program, the wait was for the final segment of the celebrations, the Inter house ‘Nukkad Natak’ competition on the theme “Unity in Diversity’. Patriotic fervour swept the entire school as Nukkad Natak was presented by the four houses on the theme “Unity in diversity”. All the four houses came up with wonderful ideas and strategies to overcome challenges that plague our country such as communal riots, regionalism, casteism and gender discrimination through their scintillating performances. Beats of dholak,  dhafli,  jingles, colorful dupattas, lung power, social messages, aggression, humor, amazing actors, stunned audience and many questions were the hallmark of the various street plays. It was a tough job for the judges to decide the winner. Two houses Trojans and Spartans emerged as the winners. Mrs. Amruta Rao, Headmistress addressed the gathering and declared the winners.

4th Investiture Ceremony

“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

“We, the student council of Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur for the academic year 2015-16 do, hereby solemnly pledge to uphold and follow the rules and regulations set by our dear school.”

So pledged the members of the student council of the Delhi School of Excellence,Attapur during the 4th Investiture ceremony held recently in the school premises.

The Investiture Ceremony marked a significant beginning of the new academic session.  It was a solemn occasion where the young leaders were all eager to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school.

The program began with the traditional guard of honor being accorded to the Chief Guest Ms Lakshmi Lingam, Director and Pro Vice Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Chairman Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Administrator and Secretary Ms Rama Devi and the other guests of honor.
“Itni shakti hame dena daata”  was rendered melodiously by the school choir to invoke the  blessings of the Almighty.

Thereafter the Principal Mr. Augustine Thomas in his welcome address introduced the Chief Guest to the audience and also welcomed the other dignitaries including the parents of the student council. He exhorted the students to inculcate discipline and commitment.

Then began the impressive investiture ceremony and the newly elected office bearers marched forward crisply to the rhythmic beats of the drums to receive the flag, sash and badge. The honors were done by the Chief Guest and the other guests of honor.

The Student body were administered the oath by the Vice Principal Ms. Lakshmi Rao and the Headmistress Amruta Rao.

The school prefects in their acceptance speech promised to uphold the values of the school and keep their alma mater’s flag flying high, while discharging their duties honestly and impartially.

The Chief Guest in her address to the gathering praised the school for the commendable effort being put in to nurture the students into individuals who realize their responsibility towards the society. She also emphasised the need to make school places where students run into and not away from them.

The highlight of the event was a unique Yoga display put up by the students of grade 4 to 10 where in the Dashavatar- the ten incarnations of Vishnu was depicted with the help of various asanas. The display left the audience spellbound.

The vote of thanks was proposed by the student reporter Soofiya Afzal wherein efforts were acknowledged.

It was a memorable occasion for the young leaders as they look forward to a new and enriching academic session of authority with accountability and above all service.

The event came to an end with the national anthem.

Parent Orientation Program

Well begun is half done……

The new academic year 2015-16 began with a bang at Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur. An orientation program was organized to acquaint the new parents of Pre Primary, I and II with the rules and regulations, methodology, curriculum, evaluation pattern, CCE along with its skills, sub skills, parameters and rubrics.

The orientation began with a welcome address by the Vice Principal Ms. Lakshmi Rao. The Principal Mr. Augustine briefed the audience about the rules and regulations of the school and their importance and sought the cooperation of the parents to control late coming. The Pre Primary coordinator Mrs.Farzana enlightened the parents as regards the teaching methodology of Pre primary and the significance of developing motor skills.

Thereafter the centre stage was taken by a few teachers of Pre Primary, I and II who demonstrated and gave a glimpse of the activities like rhymes, storytelling and the use of smart board taken up to make the classrooms more interesting.

The parents were also given a brief insight into the co scholastics activities, clubs, events, field trips and competitions conducted in the school.

Ms. Shivani, the school counselor had an interactive session with the parents and promised counseling in areas of academic achievement, personal and social development.

Ms. Veena, the computer facilitator briefed regarding the school website and assured the parents that it is updated very regularly and that all important information is available on the website. The parents were a happy lot at the end of the program and expressed that such orientation programs were fantastic opportunities for them to know what to expect in the coming year