Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura hosts national conference on learning Mathematics More...
Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura
hosted the 'National Conference on learning Mathematics; Concerns and Future Directions' . The aim of the conference was to enlighten and empower the teachers with viable solutions to children's problems such as 'Maths Phobia' . It began with a musical invocation followed by a dance performance on 'Shiv Stuti' by the students. School principal Meenu Goswami along with other dignitaries lit the ceremonial lamp. A comprehensive manual 'An insight into learning: Through children's errors in Mathematics at elementary stage' was released on this occasion . Principal, Bal Bharati, GRH Marg, LV Sehgal, also attended the conference . Leena Pushkarna, TGT Mathematics , BBPS, Pitampura presented an innovative mathematical tambola for reinforcement of basic mathematical skills, which was also awarded for the best innovation.
St Thomas' School, Mandir Marg
was awarded the British Council's International School award for the period 2013-2016 . Throughout the year, the students and teachers were involved in a wide variety of projects and activities , paying heed to international dimensions in educational practice. Shweta Dogra and Mandeep Sawhney, in their capacity of ISA coordinators led the team with success and distinction. A core 'Team ISA' was formed for the smooth execution of the activities under the guidance of school principal A Amos.
St Mary's School, Dwarka
held its investiture ceremony. The elected representatives were presented with badges and stripes by the chief guest, Captain SC Gulati, the Commanding Officer, Air Head Quarters Communication Squandron and school principal Sheelu Mathew . The student council members unanimously took the oath of office and pledged their total dedication to the school in carrying out their duties with sincerity. Members of the school administrative body, staff and the students , a number of invited dignitaries, parents and guests witnessed the colourful event. Representatives of the junior student council were also inducted into the office on this day.
DPS, Sec-45 , Gurgaon
organised the scholar badge ceremony for the students of class-XI in the school premises. School principal Aditi Misra awarded the deserving students with scholar badges for their consistent performance in academics and co-curricular activities. The talented dancers of the school mesmerised the audience with an invocation dance, as did the school choir with its mellifluous rendition of 'Karte hain hum abhinandanam'. Twenty-six gold medals were awarded to the students for their brilliance in academics . A presentation of an award winning skit based on 'Ban on tobacco advertising ' was presented by the school students. The vote of thanks was given by the school head girl.
Hillwoods Academy, Preet Vihar
organised a two-day CBSE workshop on 'Capacity building programme' , to familiarise the teachers about Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). Innovative methods used in evaluation were explained to all the teacher trainees. Giving emphasis to scholastic areas, diagnostic and remedial evaluation and assessment, the resource person asked the teachers to differentiate between formative and summative assessment and make assessments accordingly.
Banyan Tree School, Lodhi Road
organised a two-hour activity 'Kabad se jugad' for classes VI to VIII, during the environment week celebrations. The students made useful, beautiful and durable items from the waste materials like plastic bottles, empty tetra pak cartoons, plastic spoons etc. This creative form of art was exhibited in the orientation day for the parents.
Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden
organised its annual event — The XIannual BDMC (Brem Dutt Memorial Competitions). Over 2,500 students from 50 schools all over Delhi and NCR participated in 20 events. The event was held in the memory of the founder principal and director of the school-Late Shri B D Verma . The events ranged from music, dance, theatre, commerce, computers, literature, philosophy etc. The rolling trophy was won by the host school but according to the CFS tradition, it was passed to the next in succession i.e. Lancer's Convent School. School principal Anita Puri and manager Meena Malik congratulated the participants for their performances. Trophies and certificates were given to the winners and participants.
Kala Niketan International Sr Sec School, Gazipur
organised a workshop on teacher's enablement. Founder chairman of the school OP Rai, principal (KBV & KIS) Shimla Rai, vice-principal and teaching staff of both the schools attended the workshop. The workshop was held on various topics like classroom management, teaching methods, team management and attitude towards the students. On the occasion of World Dance Day, around 400 students of classes IX to XI of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, witnessed an enthralling performance in kathak by Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan. She demonstrated various poses of kathak and the steps and beats that depicted different meanings. The show commenced with the lighting of the lamp by school principal Madhulika Sen and Guru Narayan. The event was held under the aegis of Spic Macay. The show concluded with a vote of thanks and the artists were honoured with a token of appreciation.
Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand fare best in maths classes: Study More...
Students of Class IX and X in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand seem to be making the most of their Mathematics lessons as a NCERT study found nine classes are allocated for the subject per week in these states in comparison to just four in Odisha.
It said there are eleven states where six periods per week for teaching of mathematics are allotted.
Periods allotted per week for teaching of Mathematics in Class VIII was maximum in Jammu and Kashmir where nine periods are allocated for the subject in comparison to a minimum of five in Kerala, Meghalaya and Nagaland, the study says.
The report suggested the need for use of a common structure of education for the first ten years of schooling as suggested in the National Curriculum Framework.
This will help in implementing the centrally sponsored scheme and other educational policies, it says. "In this regard, meetings with state policy planners and administrators should be organised."
Though most of the states have introduced English in Class I, the report suggested that introducing the subject should be ascertained based on research for optimal gains.
Efforts should also be made for introduction of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) programme and grading system in evaluation by organising meetings with policy planners, orienting teachers and teacher educators, it said.
3.50 lakh class 8th students in Rajasthan get Rs 6,000 for tablet PC More...
JAIPUR: Over three lakh meritorious students of class 8th in government schools in Rajasthan were today given cheques of Rs 6,000 each, for purchasing tablet PCs.
The state government's education department distributed the cheques in 35,819 government schools to 3.5 lakh students who have secured 2nd to 11th position in the merit list of 8th class.
The scheme was announced in the state budget this year. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, addressing a state-level function here, said, "The scheme is aimed at enabling the future generation to learn more about technology during their schooling."
"The scheme fulfils the dream of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who wished the country to enter into the 21st century with full preparation, so that we can be one of the developed countries of the world," he said.
In the second phase of the scheme, laptops will be given to 1.11 lakh students, he said.
Students who have secured 1st position in the merit list of class 8th and 10,000 students in the merit of 10th and 12th Rajasthan Board examinations will be provided laptops, he said.
One thousand college students who secure first position in all faculties of government colleges will also be provided with laptops, he said.
State ministers Shanti Dhariwal, AA Khan, MP Mahesh Joshi, mayor Jyoti Khandelwal were among others present in the function.
The results of the Class 10 and 12 students under the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will be announced on May 17.
The results are likely to be announced between 11am and 3pm on Friday, said CM Jose Aikara, chairman, CISCE.
Around 1.5 lakh students appeared for the ICSE exam and another 60,000 for the ISC exam this year. There are around 1930 and 800 ICSE and ISC schools in the country respectively. The Class 10 exam had started on February 27 and that of Class 12 on February 4.
Karnataka has the third largest number if ICSE schools after West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
Ahmedabad gets another English medium municipal school More...
AHMEDABAD: With the aim of providing English medium education to economically weaker sections, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday inaugurated two classes at an AMC school.
Newly-elected mayor of the city Meenaxi Patel inaugurated Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2 at an AMC-run school in Shahpur where education will be imparted in the English medium from coming academic session.
"Two classes of KG-1 and KG-2 will begin from June 6 in the Shahpur Municipal School Number 5 and till now 55 children have been enrolled for these two classes," AMC school board chairman Jagdish Bhavsar said.
"Classes will be run jointly by a local NGO and the AMC school board. The priority will be for slum children. Along with all government benefits including mid-day meal, free uniforms, school bags, scholarships and bonds for female students, the curriculum will be based on the existing system," Bhavsar said.
During annual budget presentation for the year 2013-14 in January this year, the AMC school board had announced the setting up Ahmedabad Public School from the next academic session with a budgetary allocation of Rs 50 lakh for the first phase.
"Though there are already five municipal schools in Ahmedabad where the medium is English, these were earlier Sindhi medium schools which were converted to English medium ones. But in the old city area, the Shahpur school will be the first one to have classes in English medium," he added.
While one is a lower primary school in Meghaninagar, four are upper primary schools in Kubernagar, Thakkarnagar, Rakhial and Sardarnagar.