April 1-15 · A group comprising 14 students of classes IX and X, accompanied by two teachers, Rashmee Anand and Ashita Jhamb, visited Spain as a part of the very first student Exchange Programme with Spain. The partner school, IES Condesa Eylo Alfonso is located in Valladoild, near Madrid. A well organised itinerary, showcasing the most interesting facets of Spanish history, culture and art made this trip a memorable, educational experience for the students. The programme also included visits to the famous cities of Salamanca and Segovia, known for their historical importance and artistic heritage. The group of students comprised French and Spanish language learners who gained immensely from this programme. The Spanish students are scheduled to visit India in October 2016.
April 1-30 · The Interact Club organised a Book Donation drive called the ‘Be My Buddy Campaign’ wherein students from all across the school donated their old books to give to 54 55 their less privileged friends in the society. The collection process was a success with 14 huge cartons filled with books being collected. The books were donated to The Gyanshakti Vidyalaya, Sector-93, Noida. At the school, the interactors spent quality time with the children and interacted with students of class 1st, 2nd and 3rd. They also emphasized on the importance of books and education, and encouraged the students to pursue their education. Books were also donated to Apna Ghar Social Welfare Society in Sector-49, Noida.
April 8 · DPS Noida hosted the cultural programme ‘Jashn-e-Karvan’ on the first day of ‘Udayan’- the 3- day Principals’ Conclave held under the aegis of DPS Society. The school students staged the dance-drama ‘Gurudev’ showcasing the works, ideology and life of Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore in front of the 185 Delhi Public School leaders present there. Chairman, DPS Society, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman DPS Noida, Mr. Pramod Grover and other dignitaries from the DPS Society graced the occasion. After the show, a gala dinner was hosted in the Front Lawns.
April 8-10 · Gayatri Capoor of class X was among 58 students from Delhi and NCR, attending the National Round of the International German Olympiad 2016 for proficiency level B1.This Olympiad was conducted by Indo-German Teachers Association in collaboration with Goethe Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan at Bangalore. She won the 3rd prize in this keenly contested event. 56
April 11-13 · DPSN organised DELF JUNIOR EXAM, for the second year in a row, in collaboration with DPS Society, under the aegis of the Embassy of France in India. 145 students of French from the DPS network appeared for this exam(A1, A2 and B1). DELF is an Internationally recognised certification issued by the French Ministry of National Education.
April 12 · A one day Career Fair was organised for students of class XII where International Universities of UK, Canada, Singapore participated. Various career options like medicine, aeronautical engineering, fashion, art, design etc . were discussed and students were given information about selection criteria, admission process etc. · To acquaint the parents of Nursery students with the school routine, an Orientation Programme was held in the new auditorium of the school. The programme began with lighting of the lamp followed by a welcome speech given by our respected Principal Mrs. Kamini Bhasin. Thereafter, a movie on the history of DPS was shown with short messages from eminent members of DPS society. This was followed by a group song and a Punjabi dance performed by the students of classes II and III. A powerful musical drama ‘Chandalika’ reinforcing the message of untouchability was highly appreciated by the captivated audience.
April 13 · To spread awareness amongst our young ones about the harvesting festival, Baisakhi, an activity was conducted for the students of classes Prep, I and II. The children thoroughly enjoyed colouring and decorating worksheets and in the process learnt about another important festival of the country.
April 13 -17 · A Youth Camp was organised for all the Fit in Deutsch Toppers in which Pranav Pawar of class VIII accompanied by Ms. Manpreet Kaur, German Department, participated. This camp, organised by Goethe Institute, Max Muellar Bhavan, was an all expenses paid 57 trip to Samsara Resort, Jim Corbett Park where the students had the opportunity to see German come alive through various interactive games and activities.
April 19 · A presentation of the Astronomy Club was organized for Class IV and V students by Space Technology and Education Pvt. Ltd. A brief introduction to all the seven activities planned throughout the session was given. The students also participated in some of the activities that were a part of the demonstration.
April 22 · DPSN celebrated Earth Day by holding a series of events in school. Students of classes VI-X participated in competitions such as paper mache, sculpture, grafitti on bulletin boards, tray decoration using waste, posters with slogans and rangoli on the theme of “Trees for the Earth”. The unique feature of the day was tying ‘Rakhi’ around the trees in the school; thus accepting trees not just as life givers of the ecosystem but also as members of their family. The choir sang a song in the Special Assembly, ‘The future in your Hands’ sensitizing the gathering about their responsibility towards the environment. The Principal, Mrs. Kamini Bhasin administered a pledge to the entire school. To celebrate Earth Day, the students of classes III to V undertook a Rock Garden Project wherein an area of the school was 58 landscaped by them and beautified by planting evergreen plants, moss grass and rocks. Environment related activities like collage making, reusing newspapers to make picture frames and paper bags, using old T-shirts to make cloth bags. were conducted classwise by the students of classes Nursery to V. Other activities like singing Earth Day songs, watching videos on Earth day and its celebration and decoration of the school with banners and posters, generated momentum to the celebration. · DPSN won the 1st prize in the Group Song at the Western Music Competition, Rhydhun, 2016, organised by DPS Vasant Kunj.
April 24 · “Happy Streets”- a joint initiative of the Noida Authority and the Noida Police and presented by the Times of India was organised. This event has been launched in Noida with an aim to promote healthy and stress free living and provide the citizens with an opportunity to reclaim their streets and connect with their community. Along with the other schools and residents of Noida, about 100 students of D.P.S. Noida participated in this. The students of DPS Noida put up a session of power yoga after which the school’s western music choir performed an original composition- “Future in Your Hands” Off street, the DPSN students put up an engaging street play stressing on the need to conserve natural resources.
April 25 to 28 · The movie ‘Jungle Book’ was shown to the students of Classes II to V at Spice Cinemas. The students thoroughly enjoyed this classic movie. Later on discussions were held in classes and values incorporated from the movie were highlighted.
April 26 Mrs. Kanika Negi of the Japanese Department attended a conference on ‘India-Japan Partnership Dialogue on Language and University channels for Students Career’ organised by Japan Foundation and MOSAI, at India International Centre. The focus of the conference was on the present scenario of Japanese language learners and to strengthen channels available to young students who are motivated towards Japan and to guide them on their career path. Eminent dignitaries, including Dr. Zeenat Khadar, Joint Secretary, DPS Society addressed the gathering. The educationalists deliberated upon how best to strengthen channels available to young Indian students who are motivated to study in Japan. ·
April-26 At the Interschool Computer Event called “PATH” organised by Pathways School, Noida, DPSN got the first prize in Audio Mixing and the 3rd in presentation using Sway. Ms. Preeti Vasudeva, Computer faculty, attended a training session conducted by De Pedagogic – the official partners of Microsoft- on various technologies that are impacting learning environments. April 27 · 46 students of DPS Noida qualified for the JEE Advanced 2016 which is conducted for offering admissions to all the IIT’s.
April 27 – May 11 · Nine students and one teacher of DPSN visited I.T .E.C Boisfleury, in Grenoble, France during an exchange programme with the French school. This educational, cultural programme included a visit to Paris. The students stayed at the homes of French families and attended school too. Their trip was an amalgamation of academics, cultural and adventure activities, that proved to be an invaluable learning experience. The students visited various architectural landmarks of Paris, Lyon as well as the snow capped mountains of Grenoble during their visit. The reciprocal visit of the French students would be in October, 2016.
April 28 · A Spic Macay recital was organised at DPSN. Renowned Kathak artiste Monisa Nayak 60 presented a lecture demonstration on Kathak dance , showcasing the nuances of this splendid art form to the students who were mesmerised by her performance. She was accompanied by Yogesh Gangani on the Tabla and Samiullah Khan on the Harmonium. April 28 – 29 · The parents and children of class Prep celebrated Family Day. To begin with, a welcome family song was sung by children followed by sweet messages by the parents for their little babies. It was heartwarming to see the parent-child teams engaged in a collage making activity and musical chairs. The children had a splash in the pool to cool off while the parents enjoyed refreshments.
April 28 – May 9 · DPS Noida (U-19) Football th Team won the 6 A.R. Khan Memorial Inter School Football Tournament, organised by AHBAB FOOTBALL CLUB, Delhi, at Ambedkar Stadium. 24 teams from Delhi and NCR participated in this tournament. 61 April 29 · The school organised a Movie Show ‘The Jungle Book’ for students of class VIII at the Spice Mall. April 30 · At the Triveni-BHASHA UTSAV, organised by DPS Bulandshahar, students of DPSN won the 1st prize in Laghu Bhashan(Sanskrit) and the 2nd prize in Nazam writing(Urdu). · Mrs. Rachna Misra, PGT Biology, received the Sharda University Teacher’s Award for creating a positive impact on the teaching learning process.