“HAPPY STREET”- Omaxe Residency
“Today I will love myself enough to exercise.”
“Happy Streets” is a Times of India initiative held on Sundays, to engage city kids and people and helping them to experience happiness. An array of dance, aerobics & other activities are lined up. On 8th September our hostellers participated in the Happy Street Activity. The children reached the venue at 5:30am. It was beautiful and surprising to see the play stations for children. There was a warm-up session followed by Zumba dance on Brazilian music. There was Cricket, cycling and Tug of War. There were lots of exercises and everyone enjoyed a lot.
This is one event children would want to participate in the future too.
Fitness is not about being better than someone else…. It’s about being better than you used to be.
CBSE Capacity Building Programme in Career Guidance
On 6th and 07th September’19 a workshop was organised by the Centre of Excellence, CBSE, Allahabad at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. The session was on Capacity Building in Career Guidance to empower teachers and equip them with skills to help students choose their career wisely. The session was conducted by Ms. Pooja Sehgal, Principal, Kanya Kubja Public School, Kanpur and Dr. Sharanjit Kaur, Principal, Sunbeam School, Sultanpur.
Through the day there were discussions revolving around the difference between a career and job; the thin line of difference between advice, guidance and counselling was also taken up.
The resource person Dr. Sharanjit Kaur emphasised on the drill of SWOT analysis to help the children in choosing an appropriate career in life. She said that the students should be ready with a plan B and they must understand the importance of personality and aptitude required in the career chosen by them.
Ms. Pooja Sehgal suggested that schools could have a career corner in the school and the subject teachers should post the updates related to the careers related to their subject. The prerequisites for building it like place, accessibility, size, display, material and equipment were discussed through individual speakers.
Some interesting activities were taken up during the session, basically targeting on self-exploration. Through the activities, it was concluded that self-awareness helps an individual feel more competent, confident and stress free and aids in decision making.
To understand the topic better, various case stories were discussed for the participants to understand the various career paths that could be taken up by the students. Ms. Sehgal stated that it is important to explore how career options change over time due to a variety of social, economic situations. Career guidance, at an appropriate age can help students cope with a lot of issues that may come up later in their life and thus helps them to save their time and allows them to tread the right path.
A lot of brainstorming was done through an activity on jobs seen in the community, their responsibilities duties and their working conditions to understand that what may look lucrative on the outside may be associated with a lot of challenges and long working hours. Dr. Kaur emphasised that if teachers are equipped and updated, they will guide and mentor students and make them future ready.
A group activity about the dimensions of career information was conducted. The motive was to guide the students in a positive way and tell them about the intricacies of a particular profession. It focussed on development of a positive mindset and providing clear information about various options available to the students.
Strategies and resources used in imparting career information like career talk, career quiz, career fair, individual projects, etc were discussed. A short discussion about career curriculum was taken up.
The final session dealt with career guidance for students with special abilities. The groups shared various career options available for people with learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and with physical and mental disabilities.
5th September 2019– The much awaited annual Inter House Singing competition,SYMPHONY, was conducted today at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. It was a double delight for the audience as it was conducted on Teachers Day. The competition was held in both Indian as well as Western music categories. The students of the four houses namely Narmada,Ganga, Godavari and Krishna put up an enthralling performance and charged up the ambience with their delightful music and melodious notes.The students were guided by the Music department teachers,Ms Preeti Mishra, Mr Anubhav Singh and Mr Sunny Kumar.
In the category of western music Narmada House stood first with their performance of the song ‘Happy’. Beat Boxing by Ashish from class 8A and rapping by Manya Kadian of class 9C got the whole crowd cheering and clapping to the music. The second place was secured by Krishna House who performed the song ‘On My Way’. This was followed by Ganga House who sang the song ‘Drag Me Down’ followed by Godavari House who performed the song ‘Something Just Like This’. The team comprised of students from all classes. Students of classes I and II stole the hearts of the audience with their innocent charm and wonderful singing.
In the category of Indian music,Narmada House secured the first position with the motivational number ‘Kar Har Maidan Fateh’. The second position was secured by Krishna House who sang the foot tapping number of yesteryears ‘Sarr jo tera chakraye’. The third place was secured by Ganga house with a spectacular qawwali ‘Bhar de Jholi Meri’ followed by Godavari house who sang the song ‘Bhare Bhare Naina’.
The judges for the competition were Mr. Emmanuel Joseph and Ms Shifa Joseph, a sibling duo and creators of the band ‘JBC-Joseph Brothers and Crew’.They appreciated the talent of the students and advised them to pursue their dreams with relentless passion.They congratulated all the teams and said that they were impressed by the effort put in by the students and the music teachers. This was followed by an energising performance by them.
The Principal, Mrs Poonam Kochitty, expressed in her speech how the level and the quality of the performances had grown over the last 3 years. She greatly appreciated the effort of the students and music teachers alike and motivated them to pursue greater echelons of success.
TEACHER’S DAY Celebratation with great fanfare
The most beautiful things are not associated with money, they are memories and moments. Today was one such day; a day all the children wait for, to thank their teachers and express their love for them. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow celebrated Teacher’s Day with great fervor. The event started with ‘Symphony’ am Inter House Music Competition. This was judged by Mr. Emmanuel and Ms. Shifa Joseph from JBC Band. In both Indian and Western Music, Narmada House bagged the first position.
Then began the most awaited, Teacher’s Day program, diligently prepared by the children. The dress code for the teachers was ‘Retro’ and a lot of yester years stars came alive. Several students, dressed as teachers, sashayed down the ramp, hand in hand with the teachers they represented. This was greatly applauded and enjoyed by all. The students presented many cultural programs, and a film highlighting hilarious moments during a regular school day. There were interesting games like speaking a given dialogue with different expressions in a minute, which was won by Mr. Pankaj Rathore. Another game was a rapid fire one in which the teachers were asked a question and had to answer forthwith.
The event ended with Vote of Thanks by Manya Kadian of class IX-C. After the celebration all the staff members headed towards The Palm Club for a sumptuous lunch. The day ended with a staff photograph and a token of appreciation to all the teachers.
Training on setting Smart Goals
“A learning curve is essential to growth.” –Tammy Bjelland
Jaipuria Group of Institutions has always believed in learning experiences that helps us to flourish. An interactive workshop on SMART Goals was conducted at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, on 31st August 2019, by Ms. Mukta Sharma, GM Training and Development, Jaipuria Group of Institutions. The workshop was attended by the teachers from Lucknow and Kanpur branch.
The workshop focused on the SMART Goals set by the teachers. Ms. Lalita Kadian, Ms. Shilpi Kumar and Ms. Binish from the Lucknow Branch, presented their goals. Ms. Sumita Chatterjee, Ms. Manisha Dwivedi and Mr. M. Siddique from the Kanpur Branch presented their goals. Each presentation was followed by an interactive discussion about objectivity, timeline, how to be specific, baseline information and how to improve the process of goal setting.
Brainstorming was done regarding the setting of SMART goals by the students and involving their parents in the process. The teachers from both the branches shared their experiences about student’s goals.
The Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, thanked Ms. Mukta Sharma for taking an informative session. The workshop concluded with a promise of improving the goals according to the discussion done during the day.
On 3rd September the Class Presentation of IV B began with the recital of the above ‘Doha by Kabirdas’. Avika and Abhyudai then welcomed the guests. The Lighting of the lamp by the Principal marked the opening of the event.
Like any other auspicious occasion, the program commenced with a Prayer(dance) ‘Bhumi Mangalam‘, performed by Manya, Jahnavi, Arohi, Shanvi, Kanishka, Fariha and Trisha. This was followed by a video (Principal’s message) after which the class teacher Ms Binish talked about the vision of the school. Next in line were the students sharing about the subjects that bring a smile to their faces. This was followed by a presentation where the kids shared about the different hobby clubs existing in the school and their participation in activities like Taekwondo, cooking, art and skating. Now was the time for the young singers to take the stage by storm., Vidushi, Dhwaj, Avika, Tanishka and Avinash sang a beautiful melody (Sau Khwahishaan). The music was given by Vishwajeet of Class X.
This was followed by a powerful skit ‘Say No to Bribe‘ which was presented by Pulkit, Riyan, Vatsin, Shreyansh and Vritee. The narration was done by Shivansh and Sparsh. After this, an engaging video showcasing ‘The journey of the students of Class 4B’ was played for the parents. Finally, the last event of the day was presented. It was a mesmerising dance performance on an Instrumental piece. The event came to an end with the ‘Vote of Thanks’ by Avika and Vritee. Later, Headmistress Mrs. Monika Taneja took over to address the gathering followed by a fruitful interactive session by Principal ma’am where she addressed the parents. The feedback by the parents was collected at the end which marked the end of the event.
In the culinary world of pizzaz and burgers, “Paani Puri” and “Chaat” is still the hot favorite snack of Indians.
The Pre-Primary wing of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School had “Dahi Chatka” a part of their fireless cooking activity. The children were delighted to make holes in”golgappas” and fill in chopped onions, whisked curd, sprinkle chaat masala and rock salt, finally garnishing it with tangy “pichku tamarind sauce” and coriander. They learned new words like sprinkle, chopped, garnish, coriander, squeeze, whisk, crunchy, tangy, etc.
At the end it was visible that they couldn’t wait to taste their delicious creation. Some of them could not resist and took a second helping which they relished to their heart’s content.
On 28th August, the first Class Presentation of Class IV A was organised at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School. The purpose of this class presentation was to share the vision of the school with the parents, share the talents of their children and also give them a peep into the activities that their children are engaged in.
The program commenced with welcome by Class Teacher, Mrs. Roli Pandey, followed by the Lamp Lighting ceremony.
‘Quality Education with a difference is the motto’ of Seth Anandram Jaipuria school. We aim to make our children healthy, happy, productive and creative. For this, we give them a joyful learning experience. Teaching learning regularly incorporates technology and equipping the students with essential skills for the future.
The children talked about the various hobby clubs, achievements, self-awareness programs conducted at school every now and then, and about the informative assemblies which are conducted by the teachers every day using Sway presentations.
Children presented an amazing Yoga Dance and beautiful Lucknow Gharana Kathak.
Through skit and dance, the children conveyed loud and clear the message of how plastic is damaging our environment and the necessary steps required to save our Earth.
Finally, the Principal addressed the parents stressing the need for parents to interact with their children, the importance of reading and other life skill lessons. She laid stress on the need to be a well balanced individual, who can handle his/her emotions, handle challenges and conflicts and not just someone who has mastered and acquired A grades.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School – Lucknow students bag prizes at Study Hall, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School – Lucknow has always believed that inter school competitions are a great way of interacting and exchanging ideas. The senior students of SAJS, Lucknow, participated in a festival to celebrate Democratic Citizenship Education- ‘Democracy in the Mirror’ organized by Study Hall, Lucknow, on 27th August,2019. More than 18 schools participated in the festival which was aimed at sensitizing young impressionable minds to step out in the world with a clear picture of the ideals of democracy and a strong commitment to equality. The event was divided into several categories- Creative Writing, Panel Discussion, Poem Writing, dance,Soft Board Making, Film Making and Photography.
The topics for each category were thoughtfully chosen which were related to Democracy. The topic for dance was- democracy in the Mirror. ‘Democracy Continuously Evolves’ was the topic for creative writing in English. Heroes-Sheroes was the topic for poem writing. The topic for photography was ‘Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere’.
Our students, Anubhav Shukla and Siddharth Kanodia bagged the second position in Photography. Devang Tiwari, Ayush Jain and Anubhav Singh stood third in Film Making. The winners were given a trophy and merit certificates. It was a great learning experience for the students who came back empowered with relevant knowledge and skills to mould their attitudes and behaviour to exercise and defend their democratic rights and responsibilities as conscientious citizens.
“Every student has a brilliance that just needs a little polishing to come to the surface.” Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow organized its third Class Presentation by V-A. The event started with a welcome note by Abhishree and Pratyush followed by the Lighting of the lamp. Seeking the Lord’s choicest blessings, the lamp was kindled by the Guest of Honour Ms. Sushma Raturi. The choir then sang a beautiful hymn,“Ten Thousand Reasons”. Next followed a folk-dance performed by the students on “BeduPako”. After the enthralling performance, Shiny Shukla gave a powerful speech on “No to Plastic” mentioning the tie-up between Seth Anandram Jaipuria School and Prithvi Innovations. To thank the parents for their love and care, the students recited a poem entitled “Thank you” featuring the happy moments with their parents in the background. This was appreciated a lot by the parents.
One of the USPs of this school is the Assemblies which are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the primary section. The importance of these assemblies and the values learnt from these were told by Ira Dwivedi. At Seth Anandram Jaipuria School,Lucknow, we not only focus on academic excellence, but also,take care of the fitness of the children. This was depicted through the next performance which was “Surya Namaskar”. One of the hosts, Abhishree Rai told about her favourite hobby club- English Literary and how it has helped her in writing two books of her own. Being the first ever Microsoft school in Lucknow, it was impossible to not have anything related to technology. Two of the students, Naitik and Drishaangave a live demonstration of Minecraft which drew a loud applause from the parents. The world would become a better place only if we cherish each other’s differences. This message was beautifully conveyed through a humorous skit “Achieving World Peace”. Before the concluding programme, a video about the school was shown to the parents showcasing the academic and co-curricular activities along with the achievements. The concluding programme was a Grand Finale on “Namaste India” which had all the parents on their feet trying to capture the moment on their cameras.
In the end, Principal ma’am addressed the parents talking about their roles as the first teachers of the child. She asked them to motivate the children to read books as it has multiple benefits. There were several other suggestions like the need to be a role model, since children learn more from what they see rather than what they’re told. The importance of travelling and exposing children to new experiences was emphasized. Teaching them to value money is also one of the important roles of the parents which was discussed. Ma’am requested parents to collaborate with the school in shaping the children. She also introduced the counsellor of the school to them.
When the event got over the parents were given a sapling as a token of love from the children. The parents were asked to give the feedback which was heartwarming.