“All study and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – a famous proverb well entrenched in our minds since childhood.
It is widely accepted that extracurricular activities are the best way of developing an individual’s personality and trimming down mental stress. A child can improve his/ her skills and enhance their confidence level.
At Goenka, we firmly believe that textual studies are a part of the full development of a child and therefore we provide a spectrum of activities. The main thrust of activities here are planned and executed to promote the holistic development of the students.
PLANT APPRECIATION DAY (GRADE NURSERY)
“The flowers that bloom tomorrow are the seeds you planted today’’
Plants are our friends, our counterparts. Celebrating International Plant Appreciation Day with our Goenkans was fun. Discussion about International Plant Appreciation Day, importance of plants and how we can take good care of them was taken up through concrete plants and explanation through power point presentation. Children were encouraged to take care of their environment by taking good care of the plants, watering them regularly, planting more trees and not plucking the leaves and flowers when they are in the garden.
It was an enriching session to sensitize children about our mother nature
FUN AND FROLIC ACTIVITIES (GRADE NURSERY )
“New beginnings, new ideas, new energy, exciting and surprising’’
With this unprecedented situation, children across the country are being given an alternate type of learning i.e. Virtual learning. This is a stressful and unpredictable time for everyone but remember that you are not alone in this journey.
Beginning with our Academic session 2021-2022 for Grade Nursery, a week full of fun and frolic activities was planned for our Goenkans. Also an open house parent teacher interaction session was conducted on daily basis to cater to the queries or doubts of the parents if any.
Highlights of the week:
Day 1: First day of the Academic Session began by welcoming the children and having an interactive circle time followed by activities like let’s make new friends, persona puppet and un-box the box. Children were excited to meet their new friends and teacher.
Day 2: Second day of the week had lots of interesting things and celebration. Children were dressed up in Indian Ethnic Attires. Activities like circle time, Virtual tour to school, virtual etiquette, memory game, Baisakhi celebration, craft, dance and International Plant Appreciation Day were conducted.
Day 3: Third day was a day to calm down the mind and body by performing yoga postures and doing chanting ‘Om’ during the Om chanting session. Also circle time, I spy with my eye and doodling activity was taken up.
Day 4: Circle time, My First hand print, sensory game, move and freeze game were conducted on the last day of the Fun ‘n’ Frolic activity week. Children were now well settled into the new normal situation and virtual learning.
All in all it was a week full of exciting activities and children participated in all the activities enthusiastically.
BAISAKHI CELEBRATION (GRADE NURSERY)
“Hope the harvest brings endless joy and happy moments’’
Baisakhi also called Vaisakhi is known as the harvest festival of Punjab. It is celebrated by people across religions. This day marks the new spring year and harvest of rabi crops.
Discussion about the festival Baisakhi, its importance and how it is celebrated was discussed through power point presentation during the virtual session.
Children of Grade Nursery were dressed up in Indian Ethnic wear for the celebration and they enjoyed performing bhangra dance form on different songs.
Craft activity: Thumb printing activity to make crops.
All in all children enjoyed celebrating Baisakhi with their peers and teachers.
Rhapsody 2021 Celebration ( KG)
“When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
Heroes are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort which is a price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
GD Goenka Public School, Model Town Junior presented their first e-annual fiesta Rhapsody 2021 wherein the students of grade KG paid tribute to the unsung heroes of 2020 pandemic through different fables and fairytales like Akbar and birbal, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goldilocks and the three bears and Aladdin.
The students whole heartedly participated in the event and presented mesmerizing cultural event such as dance, choir, enactments.
The show began with lamp lightning and prayer followed by a message by madam Principal. The tiny tots through different values that we all possess displayed that how the values -hope, solidarity, faith, positivity, endurance and patience could help us to overcome this difficult time.
Republic day is a day when the entire country is laced in tricolour to commemorate its Independence and convey that India is a nation where ‘Unity in Diversity’ is celebrated . To reiterate this fact and to celebrate the 72nd Republic day ,the teachers of junior wing conducted a series of activities for children through virtual classes. It started with a general discussion on the importance of the Republic Day and then the virtual tour ,where the children learnt various facts about our country and about this day. It was followed by the activity of flameless cooking where the children made a tricolour sandwich . Then they displayed their creativity through the badge making activity, in which they were taught to make tri colour badges . All this helped them to remember the importance of these three colours on this day. The activities helped each child to rejoice the glory of our nation and recognize how eventful this day is for our country. JAI HIND
The 72nd Republic Day of India was celebrated in GD Goenka Public School, Model town with patriotic zeal and fervor. Amidst the corona pandemic, the school added colors of glory and strength to the pleasant morning of 25th January’21 virtually, amongst the students of Grade KG wherein the teachers initiated the event by recalling the freedom fighters and their sacrifices. Children were also told about the importance of this day emphasizing on the enforcement of the constitution. The students enjoyed watching the virtual tour to India Gate, with a feeling of patriotism in their minds and they sang their hearts out on National Anthem. Making of tri-color sandwiches added to the significance and meaning of the three colors of our National Flag.
“Let’s come together and celebrate this day of happiness. Let’s fly the kites and touch the skies of happiness.”
E-Makar Sankranti, the season of plenty and prosperity was celebrated by young Goenkans of grade KG on 14th January 2021.
The day began with a meaningful prayer invoking God’s blessings as a part of virtual session. Children were told about the importance of the harvesting festival, it has different names all around the country, it’s a festival celebrated to honour and pay tributes to the Sun God through a virtual video link. Young goenkans participated and shared few lines on the significance of the festival.
The children continued their joy with kai po che activity i.e kite making activity.
Wishing a happy, joyous and prosperous Makar Sankranti to all !!
Lohri celebration and Virtual tour to land of harvest (Punjab)
“Let us kill all the negativities of our lives in the fire of Lohri “ Students went on a Virtual tour to the land of harvest (Punjab) during the virtual session. Discussion about the significance of lohri, rhyme followed by dance on lohri songs was done. Kids enjoyed dancing on the beats of dhol. They also learnt to draw Lohri scene in their art files which added to the feel of festivity. It was an informative and enjoyable session for our children.
“It’s the time to refuse to accept smog as a yearly ritual”
An E-talkshow on the topic smog was conducted with the children of Grade KG wherein the children were made aware about the current scenario of our city Delhi.
The day began with a meaningful prayer, invoking God’s blessings as a part of virtual session then a power point presentation stating the causes, harmful effects and precautions to be taken to avoid smog plague along with certain measures that can be adopted were discussed. Children participated with zeal expressing their views on not burning crackers, trying for car pooling, planting more trees as they give fresh air and keep our environment green.
Fun Friday ( Nursery )
It was a Fun Friday at G.D Goenka Public school, Model Town, students went for a virtual tour to the different places of worship and have learnt about their respective holy books. There after Children did Flameless cooking by making “Manco biscuits pizza bites” and they all enjoyed making the recipe and relished eating it.
Talk show about the Global Pandemic was held wherein our little Goenkans discussed about Covid 19, prevention, safety measures to protect ourselves from it.
Dance session was also conducted. Children loved dancing on diy songs and had a great time during the session.
It was a fun and frolic Friday for our little Goenkans
May your Jack-O- Lantern burn bright all through the night!
Happy Halloween .Hope it’s the best one yet!
Halloween day was celebrated through the virtual session by our little Goenkans. In which we talked about the importance of Halloween day and trick or treat activity. The children were dressed up as Halloween characters to celebrate the Halloween day, they did the ramp walk in which they display their talent. There was an atmosphere of an enthusiasm and excitement during the virtual session.