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Another Feather in the cap of glory!..

‘If you can dream it, you can do it’ is the vision with which a true leader  accomplishes  every task at hand. Complying with this thought, the school Principal, Mrs. Archana Narain as a luminary has been taking path breaking strides to bring significant reforms in the field of education.  Her relentless efforts and stellar role have successfully transformed learning into a constructive and joyful pursuit for every student at school. Her consistent and sustained efforts were recognized during a gala award function organized by Re-think India on November 9, 2017 when she was felicitated with prestigious Progressive Principal’s Award. It is once again a defining moment for the entire TIHS fraternity to see their leader become an icon to follow, a milestone to guide others. The school Management conveyed their best wishes to her on being bestowed with this honour. 

 



CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATED AT TIHS

‘Children are the world\'s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.’

The joys of childhood are unexplainable and children truly make this world a beautiful place to live in. They are not only the ‘apple of the eye’ of their parents but also pride of their school. November 14th  is a day dedicated to all the children of our nation and is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’ across the country with great fervor.

In an endeavor to make our students feel special and loved, the school organized a special assembly on children’s day. The teachers did not miss this opportunity to express their love, extend warm greetings and shower their blessings on their students. The joy of Little Steps students found no bound  when their teachers entertained them with a fun filled program.  Later they thoroughly enjoyed ‘Bouncy Castle’.  A ‘musical drama’  by the Primary Wing teachers was performed exclusively for the students dealing with their everyday issues related to school life, exam pressure etc. in a very entertaining way. The motive was to encourage our students to deal with these issues in a good spirit and never give up on the joys of childhood. The class party organized  by the senior wing students was another most excited event to the enjoy the spirit of Children’s Day. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address conveyed her wishes to the students. She also emphasized the importance of student life as the most crucial and eminent phase in one’s life as one moulds and transforms itself accordingly. She further emphasized how students today can remain calm and firm even during the times of ordeal if they remain grounded well nurtured through moral values. To conclude it was a memorable and enjoyable day for everyone to cherish.



Budding Scientist Competition held

We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them’. - Jean-Jacques 

Science experiments are an incredibly effective means of getting children interact with the world around them, both inside and outside the classroom. In order to instill the quality of questioning facts, experimenting with it and exploring new things in our young minds, a competition- ‘Budding Scientist’ was organized for classes III-V on November 6, 2017. Students enjoyed this competition very much while doing  exciting and innovative experiments related to magnetic field, density and air impact buoyancy, surface tension etc.  Overall, it was a fun-filled and informative activity for all the students.



The Indian Heights School Celebrated Vistas 2017…..

The Indian Heights School celebrated its magnificent and reverberating 9th Annual Day Vistas 2017 with great zest and vibrancy.  Mr. Shrikant Kishore DIG/CASO CISF Unit, IGI Airport was the distinguished  Chief Guest of the day. Among other eminent  dignitaries present were Special Guest Lt Gen. S.N. Handa, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (retd), Guests of Honour Mr Vijay Matta Associate , Vice President, Indigo North and Eastern India, Southern Asia and   Mr Sanjeev Chawla , Director Delhi Airport Operations, Indigo along with other distinguished guests who graced the occasion were Members of School Management Committee, Directors and  Principals of schools from Dwarka and NCR.  

 

The programme commenced with the Lighting of the Lamp by the Chief Guest  Mr Shrikant Kishore, Special Guest Lt Gen. S.N. Handa PVSM, AVSM, VSM(retd), Guests of Honour  Mr Vijay Matta  and  Mr Sanjeev Chawla along with school Chairperson and school Principal.

 

This was followed by the formal welcome address by the Chairperson, Ms Madhu Gupta. The progressive school Annual Report presented by the school Principal Ms Archana Narain was well supported with the power point presentation.The much awaited Prize Distribution ceremony was the major highlight of the evening as the Chief guest and other distinguished guests gave away the trophies to the meritorious students for their outstanding performance.

 

The programme was an amalgamation of various hues  comprising  of rendition of Welcome Song by the School choir followed by the dance performance, an invocation where students through beautifully choreographed steps projected the secular spirit of the country and the harmonious existence of diverse religious faiths. ‘Swacch Bharat -a nationwide cleanliness drive was also showcased through a mesmerizing dance by the students from the Primary Wing  as they rejoiced the fun filled spirit of school days. The highlight of the evening was a dance drama presentation ‘Aaj Kaa Abhimanyu... Umeedon ka Chakravyuh’. The presentation  by the students of  middle and senior wing, was an eye opener as it conveyed the meaningful message  to see the world from the eyes of young learners thereby empathizing to  feel their mental torment  when in dilemma. The Chief Guest in his address applauded the school for the outstanding performance of its learners in academics, sports and cultural activities. He stressed the eminent role played by the school in moulding young students into responsible citizens of the nation and congratulated all the students for bringing laurels to the school. He also motivated them further to sharpen their talents and hone their skills not only to carve a niche for themselves but also to bring glory to the nation.

 

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Head Boy and the Head Girl of the school. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.



Paryatan Parv Celebration

To celebrate the spirit of tourism and to motivate our  students to participate in activities showcasing the tourism potential of Incredible India, The Indian Heights School observed ‘Paryatan Parvfrom 5th to 25th October,2017 ( ref : Circular No. Acad-38/2017) and conducted an array of activities that would promote tourism and strengthened the spirit of cultural unity amongst the learners.

A special Assembly was conducted where the students highlighted the amazing facts about the different cultures of the various states of India. The students from class VI – X participated in number   of activities thereby engaging in research and exploring the opportunities to rediscover the true spirit of ‘Incredible India.’ Students from class VI made beautiful paintings on the topic,‘Tourism promoting plurality of cultures.’ The learners from class VII expressed their opinions and thoughts as they participated in the slogan writing competition on the theme ‘Education and tourism move hand in hand. Students from class VIII displayed their creativity and IT skills as they made thought provoking slide shares on Incredible India and also participated in a quiz on the same. The senior wing students from class IX and X penned their views in the Essay Writing Competition on the topic, ‘Tourism brings economic and social prosperity’. Students further sensitized everyone on Green Tourism by conducting a talk show  themed, ‘Environmentally Sustainable Tourism. The observance of ‘Paryatan Parv’ was indeed a rich learning experience for one and all as it acquainted our students  with the benefits of tourism apart from cultivating a touring culture and imparting up-do-date information about tourism.

 



Diwali Celebrations at TIHS by Peer Interact Club

“Lets Fill Our Homes With Prayers & Light Not With Fumes & Crackers.”


Peer Interact Club of the school organized a week long Diwali celebrations. The week commenced with interesting and innovative activities like diya decoration, article writing, poster and lantern making. Later students showcased their beautiful work in the school corridors. The week ended on a high note where the peer interact students conducted an Anti- Cracker drive which highlighted the importance of an eco-friendly Diwali. Student representatives echoed the voices of million other poor children who suffer due to usage of crackers. The week exhibited a unified thought of celebrating Diwali with lights, sweets and happiness so that we progress towards a greener and cleaner tomorrow.

 



Workshop on POCSO held at TIHS

‘Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven’

‘It is every child’s right to be loved and to be safe’.

To sensitize and generate awareness, the school conducted a workshop on ‘POCSO-Protection of Children from Sexual Offences’, which was attended by the entire school fraternity including the teachers, Admin Dept. as well as the support staff.  The resource person, Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha, Legal Aid Council, South West District Court, Dwarka emphasized that protection of crime is more important than the prevention of the same.  He further stressed the role of everyone especially when it comes to the safety and security of young children.  The workshop briefed about the POCSO Act which was passed in 2012 and implemented in 2014.  The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also urged each one present to be very vigil and alert hence respectfully perform the role of a responsible citizen.



CONGRATULATIONS ASTEROID DISCOVERERS!!

It’s a proud moment for the school like last year this year too our students participated in All Indian Asteroid Search Campaign and once again Yash Kumar of class IX has successfully done the Provisional Discovery for the object 2017 MU which is a confirmed and formally recognized asteroid discovery by the international agencies. I congratulate him for this momentous achievement as he is among the three asteroid discoverers in India.



Astronomy Fancy Dress Competition

“Inhale confidence…Exhale Doubt…”

Ever been to a fancy dress…we all love it. Right!  And what better than an astronomy and space themed Fancy Dress Competition to let creativity flow. An informative and innovative Fancy Dress Competition was organized for the students of class II as a part of the World Space Week Celebrations on Thursday October 12 , 2017. The enthusiastic participants came dressed as their favorite space person, planets, asteroids, meteors etc. Each participant spoke a few lines on his/ her choice of theme. Students participated with complete confidence and wore splendid costumes. Their performances left the judges and the audience awestruck. The creativity of their costumes was ingenuous and the confidence with which they spoke, about their character, was commendable. The judgment was based on parameters like Creativity of Costumes, Speech Clarity and Confidence. Students had a lot of fun during the entire event and all of them got to learn many interesting facts shared by the participants. It was a wonderful activity to commemorate Astronomy and its contribution to our lives.



Video Conference held at TIHS

International Learning and knowledge propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives. Our Students experienced this during a video conference session held on October 12, 2017 with Kingsworth International School, Paris, France. Students of both the schools shared   information on  their National Symbols, they  also sang their National Anthems and talked about their  regular school day, and about their hobbies and interests. Students enjoyed every bit of the session.



MovieThon- Space Buddies

“Somewhere, Something Incredible is waiting to be Known”

World space week is being celebrated in the Indian Heights School. The school is leaving no stone unturned to celebrate this event with great enthusiasm. To herald the commencement of this event, a fun-filled movie related to space called Space Buddies was screened for students of class I on 9th Oct, 2017. A theater like ambience was created where students first got their entry movie tickets from a designated ticket counter and then watched this amazing movie in their respective classes.

The movie Space Buddies revolved around the lives of five puppies who blasted off on a cosmic adventure, moved at warp speeds, dodged asteroids and more. The movie ignited a sense of curiosity among the young minds and inspired them to explore their surroundings even more. Along with being a source of fun it was also a source of learning for the students in the field of astronomy. The movie was enjoyed and appreciated by the students and teachers alike. The young audience could be seen later acting like space adventurers and their buddies. A truly wonderful learning experience for one and all. 



TIHS is bestowed with Global Excellence Award 2017

We  either find a way, or make one.\" 

\"It\'s my job to believe in them and show them their potential to do anything they want to do in life,\" is the motto and golden rule for Ms. Archana Narain, Principal, The Indian Heights School, Dwarka. She  has been effectively engaging students, shaping their development and ensuring learning becomes a joyful pursuit for every student at the school. Her consistent and continuous efforts in bringing new dimension  in the teaching learning methodology in the school have been recognized  in an award function on October 4, 2017 where she was honoured with  Global Excellence Award - 2017,  by Global Leaders Foundation & Education council of India. On this occasion the School Management and TIHS fraternity extend their heartiest congratulations to her and express their profound joy to our leader  and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

 



Sally Ride EarthKAM

A classroom with the ultimate view!!! became possible when the students of class VI grabbed the wonderful opportunity provided by Sally Ride EarthKam Mission 58 and clicked breathtaking pictures of the earth using the interface. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a NASA sponsored project.  EarthKAM means Earth  Knowledge  Acquired by Middle school students. It is an educational program that enables students to take pictures of their own planet from a digital camera on board the International Space Station (ISS) via a web interface. International Space Station is an artificial satellite where astronauts reside for various experiments based on micro-gravity. EarthKAM camera is till date a permanent payload on board. This wonderful opportunity amazed and fascinated the  students.



Another Feather in the cap of TIHS…

‘A Teacher takes a Hand, Opens a Mind, and Touches a Heart’.

The invaluable contribution in the field of education by  our school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain has been  recognized by Rashtriya Samta Swatantra Manch and has been bestowed  with ‘SHIKSHAK SHRI AWARD’ on this Teacher’s Day. It is a proud moment for the students, staff & the school as their leader has been chosen for this prestigious award. The school Management conveys their heartfelt congratulations to her for this remarkable achievement.



Dussehra Celebration at TIHS

‘May the victory of good over evil inspires you towards your own victories’. 

 

The students of The Indian Heights School celebrated the festival of Dussehra symbolic of victory of good over evil  along with the festival of Gandhi Jayanti with pomp and show. The day commenced  with a Special School Assembly where students shared amazing facts about the pan-Indian festival that is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India as Garbha-Dandiya, Ramlila, Golu and Durga Pooja in various parts of the country and about the relevance of principles of Mahatma Gandhi i e Truth and non – violence to promote the concept of world peace. The  school choir sang a devotional song to follow the high ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Through a poem recitation on Swachch Bharat ,the students once again reiterated the concept that Cleanliness is next to Godliness. The  spirit of festivity was at its peak when the students and teachers dressed in traditional and colorful dresses performed Garbha  dance with a lot of zeal. The school Principal, Ms Archana Narain  in her address reiterated that how the festival instill in us the values of triumph of good over evil , light over darkness and virtue over vices. She wished the entire student populace great festive season ahead and to spread the message of harmony and festivity by celebrating it with near and dear ones. The school management also applauded and conveyed their best wishes the entire school fraternity for the festive occasion.



Toy Collection Drive held at TIHS !

‘Giving is not about making a donation, it is about making a difference”
It is not about how much we give, but how much love we put into giving is proved by the lil’ones of our Kindergarten who joyfully participated and donated their favorite toys in order to bring happiness in the life of those children who have never experienced the joy of owning a toy. At The Indian Heights School our endeavour has always been to provide our students opportunities to develop into a socially responsible and enlightened member of the society. We aspire our students to know and experience the joy of giving and in order to achieve this a Toy Collection Drive was organized in the school from September 25 to September 28,2017. We appealed our little ones to share their toys with the under privileged children and it is heartening to see the response we got from our tiny tots which overwhelmed us and made us proud. Students of Little Steps displayed the spirit of generosity by giving away their precious toys. The Collected toys will be sent to “The Toy Bank”, from where they would be distributed amongst less fortunate children.“The Toy Bank” is an organization that has been helping people share joy by upholding its mission statement-‘Recycle Toys- Recycle Smiles”. A big hoorah for all the students and their parents for making this drive a great success.



Rainbow Day celebration by lil’ones at TIHS

 ‘Be a Rainbow in someone elses cloud

’I find happiness in Rainbow’

Rainbow Day was celebrated with great joy  & excitement by the students of Little Steps on September 22,2017. The students and teachers  came dressed up in colourful dresses. In a Special Assembly  students recited rhymes about the seven colours and also narrated the importance & significance of different colours of the rainbow.  This fun filled day   was designed to help the kids to recognize different colours. Teachers  talked about the importance of colours and how they  enhance and influence our lives. Students of Step II were delightfully indulged in rainbow colour cotton dabbing activity while students of Step I enjoyed tearing pasting activity in a rainbow. As a take away gift students carried home small rainbows with them. Rainbow Day was made memorable with fun and colours.

 



We are the Ambassadors of Peace….

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.\"  - John F. Kennedy

‘We can never obtain Peace in the outer world until we make Peace with ourselves’. 

  At The Indian Heights School, we firmly believe in Peace as an eternal value to resolve issues not only at global level but even in  our day to day lives.  The school strongly promotes the concept of Peace & Harmony  through various initiatives undertaken in the form of in House activities, like Workshops, Peace March, Meditation in morning assemblies and special Peace Sessions conducted by the teachers in the classrooms where students  ponder  and indulge in self introspection. Continuing with the noble endeavour  to strengthen World Peace, the school joined hands with ‘Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light’ an organization establishing Peace in a tangible way. The sustained efforts of inculcating & integrating  ‘Peace’ as the core value  in the school curriculum were  recognized and  appreciated  when the Chairperson, Ms. Madhu  Gupta, and Principal, Ms. Archana Narain  were honoured with   the prestigious ‘Peace Education Award’  during WRAP summit held on September 17-19, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.  HWPL Chairman, Mr.  Hee Lee and Chairperson Ms. Kim conveyed their best wishes to the Award holders for being the torch bearers to establish and spread the light of peace.   It is indeed a crowning glory moment for the school as we rejoice & continue with our spirit of promoting universal peace and brotherhood among young learners.



ANOTHER INITIATIVE BY TIHS TOWARDS GREEN SCHOOL JOURNEY

At TIHS we sensitize our students to become environmental friendly.  We teach them the consequences of our actions and what impact they will have on the environment. Being a Green School, we follow the policy of 4 R’s i.e Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink in order to manage the waste generated at the school.  In our efforts to make the school campus more  clean and green another conscious effort has been taken  at the school by putting two categories of dustbins- Green Colour dustbins for disposing off Biodegradable waste and Blue Colour dustbin for disposing of Non-biodegradable waste in each classroom. Students are counseled by the teachers to segregate the waste accordingly and dispose it in the right dustbin. This practice will surely educate the students about the waste management and prepare them to become more eco-friendly citizens.



Hindi Saptah

Hindi Saptah



Forever Against Animal Testing Workshop

The School strongly believes that, one should speak for those who can’t speak for themselves and animal cruelty is an offence which needs to be fought against. Students are encouraged to participate in campaigns and awareness programmes that focus on getting the youth to help contribute towards the society.

One such initiative by Body shop called ‘FAAT- Forever Against Animal Testing’ was supported by the students of classes IX-XII on September 1, 2017 in our school. The resource person for the day, Ms. Tarana Ahmed showed a video on cruelty towards animals and voiced out the necessity of having strict laws not against violence towards animals, but also of avoidance of usage of products that have made from animal parts. Students signed the petition of forever being against animal testing and vowed to spread awareness about this to as many people as possible.



REPORT ON CLASS ASSEMBLY OF II BLUEBELLS

“ Sports do not build character, they reveal it.”

The students of Class Bluebells conducted a special assembly on Friday, September 1, 2017 on the Topic ’National Sport Day. The parents of the students were also  invited to be a part of the audience. The assembly started with fun filled and energetic PT exercises followed by the daily prayers. The students shared important news and sports headlines. It was heartening to see the  students  when they spoke on National Sports Day of India which also marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand, who  put his stamp on international hockey arena, and enabled our country to reach to the  pinnacles of glory multiple times. It was a proud moment for all present to hear about the glorious career of the great hockey player who put India on the international map of Hockey. Students  updated the audience about the latest happenings in the school. They also  added to everyone’s knowledge by sharing new vocabulary words and their usage. A peppy and foot tapping song dedicated to sports and its importance in today’s life enjoyed by one and all. The assembly culminated with the Teacher’s talk followed by the National Anthem. 

 



Father’s Day Celebration

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into hero’s adventurer’s story tellers and lifelong friends

The pleasant and cloudy morning of September 02, 2017 became further beautiful and exciting as the students of Little Steps celebrated Father’s Day with a lot of zeal and fervor. Students along with their fathers took part in “Master Chef Dad” Competition. The judges for the event Mr. Pankaj Malhotra and Mr. Kushagra Tokas appreciated the efforts of the fathers and were amazed to see a few of the most creative & innovative dishes presented  by the fathers. Principal Ms. Archana Narain in her address to the parents stressed the need of fathers spending more time with their wards giving few very useful parenting tips. A foot taping cultural Programme was also put up by the students which included the mime, folk dance, qawwali, and the live band.

It was a great morning spent with all the most talented fathers of our students showcasing their culinary skills. The day ended with the giving away of prizes to the winner dads. We congratulate all the participants and winners.  



Ganapati Visarjan

The entire school was soaked in the spirit of festivity & devotion as the weeklong celebration of ‘Ganesh Chatruthi’ was concluded with Ganesh Visarjan on August 29, 2017.The auspicious ceremony started amidst the bhajans & chantings. On the occasion a special Bhandara was organized for the students and staff. Later with great pomp & show the idol was carried around the school building to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The celebration turned into festive fervor as everyone paid their obeisance by offering flower petals and gulal to the deity. Finally the idol was taken for holy immersion. May the Lord Vighana Vinayaka removes all obstacles and shower his bounties and bless all the parents, students and staff of TIHS with prosperity, power, wisdom and all the delights of life. 



An Informative Session held on ACCA Qualification.

‘Whoever controls the volumes of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce’

 

 In yet our another noble endeavor to update the students of class X and commerce stream students of classes XI-XII  to have a fair knowledge of career in the field of finance a workshop was conducted on pursuing ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)Qualification. The spokes person from ACCA Mr. Krishan Mishra & Mr. Anurag Rana acquainted the students about the history and origin of ACCA along with the knowledge of best Institutes around the world as well as in India. The workshop was also attended by the students of neighbouring schools in the vicinity. It was an orientation session as parents were also present at the workshop. The session was enriching as it unfolded many future prospects in the field of commerce and especially in the field of accountancy.    

 



TIHS PERFORMS GANESH STHAPANA CEREMONY

To celebrate the pious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and to pay obeisance to lord Ganesha, the school performed the Moorti Sthapna’ ceremony in the school premises on August 25, 2017. The day commenced with prayers by students invoking the blessings of Vighanharta.  The ceremony was attended by school Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta and the school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain.  The ceremony began with   chanting of mantras. The puja was also attended by the students, teachers and staff members of the school. After the puja Prasad was distributed to everyone present.  The entire ambience in hues of yellow and white represented the spirit of divinity and spiritualism. 



ASTRONOMY CORNER !

Astronomy corner was set up during the recently held Parents Teacher Meeting by the students of junior & senior wing along with the Astronomy Educator of the school. Plethora of fun-filled Astronomy activities like Shoot the Alien, Light Painting, A ride to Luna, Ring the planet etc were the centre of attraction. Both students and parents actively took part in the activities with full zeal. A display board showcasing the paintings submitted by students for the Astro Art Contest was also put up. Parents were amazed to see the creative and innovative way to learn astronomy. In all, the Astronomy Corner was thoroughly enjoyed and received great feedbacks from students and parents.

 

 



New India Pledge – (2017 – 2022)

On the momentous occasion of 70th Anniversary of Independence of the country and 75th  Anniversary of Quit India Movement, which was launched on 9th August 1942, the Indian Heights School celebrated the two remarkable, historical days by taking a pledge to create and form New India  by the year 2022. With an objective to create a festive and patriotic spirit and realizing the vision of a New India, a pledge taking ceremony was organized in which all the teachers, and students of school took a pledge to make India clean (Swachh) and rid the country from the problem of poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism and casteism in the next five years i.e. when the nation completes 75 years of its independence in 2022. The students whole heartedly spoke and promised to serve the nation and achieve the set goals in the next five years.

                                                                  

Sankalp Se Siddhi

(New India Movement 2017-2022)

New India Pledge

 

Let us together pledge for a New India.

In 1942 our freedom fighters took a pledge of ‘Quit India’ and in 1947 India achieved Independence.

Let us together pledge that by 2022 we build a New India.

Let us together pledge towards a Clean India.

Let us together pledge towards a Poverty free India.

Let us together pledge towards a Corruption free India.

Let us together pledge towards a Terrorism free India .

Let Us together pledge towards a Communalism free India.

Let us together pledge towards a Casteism free India.

 

Together let us strive whole heartedly to accomplish this pledge for a New India.

 

Pledge by Individuals/Institutions

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We are the Green Ambassadors !

\'The Supreme reality of our time is...vulnerability of our planet\'.

Our aim at the Indian Heights School is to develop students into leaders through sustainable living practices integrated with values and ethics of care for nature. We inculcate among our students earth friendly and eco friendly behaviour. Our \'Go Green Initiative’ at school   is helping students to develop habits which sensitize them towards saving the environment. The school strongly promotes the four R’s i.e.  Recycling, Refusing, Reusing and Reducing to turn school and neighbouring areas in the vicinity into Green Zone. Tree plantation, conservation of resources , waste management,  saving power through SOS message i.e. Switch Off Something , ‘No Plastic Zone’ are some of the regular awareness campaigns followed in the school curriculum on a daily basis. The  whole hearted participation of the school to spread the message of Green World and sensitizing everyone around won much acclaim. It was recognized  in an award ceremony  of  World Education Award, organized by Elets  Technomedia Pvt Limited on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Our school has been bestowed with the award for \'Green School Initiative\' by Mr.V S Radhkrishnan, State Minister of Education Sri Lanka. On behalf of the school, it was received by the Chairperson Mrs. Madhu Gupta and the Principal Mrs. Archana Narain. This high appreciation, of our efforts, further strengthens the determination of our students to save Mother Earth and promote the Green Initiative. It is a moment of pride and joy for the students and teachers. The school Management also lauded the effort made by the students and  congratulated them  for this marvellous achievement.

 



71st Independence Day Celebration

Freedom in the Mind,

Faith in the words …

Pride in our souls …

Let’s salute the nation on this auspicious day.

The School celebrated the 71st Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm befitting the occasion. The spirit of freedom was vibrantly alive as every person and every corner of the school was adorned in the tri colours of the nation.  The program commenced with the unfurling of the National Flag by the Chief Guest Brig. Harinder Walia,  Lt.Col  Amarjeet Kaur Gulati, Col. Ravi Tokas,  Chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta, Manager Mr Puneet Gupta and School Principal Ms Archana Narain. This was followed by National Anthem and releasing of Tri colour balloons.The prestigious March Past comprising of four House contingents namely Manas, Prayas, Sanskar and Siddhant filled everyone with pride and honour. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her speech exhorted upon the students to follow the path of righteousness and work diligently to bring laurels to the country. Addressing the students, the Chief Guest Brig Harinder Walia spoke on the importance of education and the role played by the educational institutions. He reiterated that the school, teachers and parents play a vital role in nation building.  The cultural performances set the pitch and the variety of presentations e.g. Patriotic Songs, Unity in Diversity-Walk Past,  Demonstration by International Skippers, Martial Arts Display, Drills, Yoga Demonstration  and scintillating Dance performances received much deserved applaud from the audience present.  Another major highlight of the day, ‘Kite Flying Activity’ organized for parents and students also added to the festive spirit to the day. It was a proud moment to watch the students showcasing their talent like a dream and spread the essence of tricolour wrapped in emotions and pride for our motherland. Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to remember our freedom fighters and experience the freedom, peace, unity & diversity of our great nation.



Flag Making & Makhan Matki Decoration Activity

“The Indian Tricolour Waves, Not because of the Winds; It Makes the Wind Blow.\"

The above lines beautifully summarise the feelings of courage and patriotism that engulfed the students as they participated in the Flag Making activity held at the Indian Heights School to celebrate the 71st Independence  Day of our nation. The students made the Indian National Tricolour with the Ashoka Chakra and filled the flag with saffron, white and green colours. They learnt the significance of the colours- saffron for courage, white for purity and green for growth. The love for one’s country was apparent in the care they took while making the flag and then choosing the shade of the required colour. The classes were looking festive and attractive with the striking flags made by the proud young citizens of this great country.

Students also participated in the Makhan Matki Decoration activity. The little ones were excited to decorate the matkis with various decorative items like mirrors, sequins, lace, bindis, glitters etc. The event was based on the legend of Lord Krishna stealing butter and other milk products as a baby. This is the reason why he is lovingly also called Makhan chor. The beautiful matkis were a feast for the eyes as they shimmered and glittered in all their splendor. The day was exciting and eventful as the students participated in these creative and thought provoking activities.



Inter Class Patriotic Song Competition- Little Steps

“The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage”

The spirit of patriotism is important for understanding the true value of Independence and patriotic songs for the kids are the best means to do so. Patriotic songs showcase your love and respect towards your mother land. They bring a sense of fulfillment and responsibility towards your country and give you a feeling to cherish your mother land and feel proud of it. Keeping the above thought in mind an Inter Class Group Patriotic Song Competition, “Mile Sur Mera Tumahra” was organized for the little ones of Little Steps. Students paid tribute to their mother land and poured out the love for their country as they sang various old and new patriotic songs like nanha munna rahi hoon, sare jahan se achcha, Chodo kal ki baatein, Hind desh ke niwasi… and more. It was an amazing experience for the judges and all present.

Results for the competition are given below:

Step I

First Position:  Step I Plums

Second Position: Step I Strawberries

Third Position: Step I Mulberries

Step II

First Position:  Step II Dewdrops

Second Position: Step II Angels

Third Position: Step II Fledglings



Book Fair At TIHS

 ‘Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light’

In order to satiate the urge of reading among our students and to provide a variety of books under one roof, the school keeps organizing Book Fairs in the school premises.  Scholastic Book Fair was organized from 2nd to 5th August, 2017. The Book Fair on all the three days saw a huge footfall of the students and parents thereby making it a grand success.



RAKSHA BHANDAN CELEBRATION AT TIHS’

Tied by the sister on the wrists of her brother ……
Pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments ….
Signifies a bond of protection

Rakhi is not merely a silken thread but a tradition that binds brother and the sister beautifully in a relationship forever. 3rd August was not just any other morning. Children looked ecstatic as they came all geared up for the much awaited Rakhi making activity. It was truly a pleasure to watch our young minds working intricately with mirror, silken thread, beads, cotton, glitter, foam and other eco-friendly material in to produce the best of their craftsmanship. Even the Tiny Tots enthusiastically showcased their artistic skills and made eco friendly rachis which reflected the creativity of our students.

They were excited more so because these rakhis would reach the soldiers guarding us at the borders. Students’ joy knew no bounds when they interacted with the soldiers from the Indian Army. With lot of zeal and fervour,young girls tied rakhis to them and sent rakhis to  many other  soldiers serving the nation at the borders.

It was truly a solemn moment for everyone present in the school.



AUTHOR’S TALK HELD AT TIHS

‘Writers see the world differently. Every voice they  hear, every face they  see, every hand they  touch could  becomes story fabric...’

Reading books is like a journey  we meet other cultures and get to know ways of life we will never lead by ourselves. It is as if we would live many different lives. When we read, we learn new words, enrich our literary language, widen our vocabulary and we gain knowledge about our surroundings, different people and their culture, nature, history,etc. This kind of knowledge helps us in better understanding of the world around us. Besides, books open our minds, they open vistas to different views and lives, and also give us the feeling of relaxation and peace, it inspires us to discover new things.

With an aim at inspiring love of reading among our young achievers and expand their knowledge in the arena of contemporary fiction writing, our school organized an Author’s Talk on  August 3, 2017 with Venita Koelho, who has been the creative director at various television production houses and was the former the Vice-President at Sony Entertainment Television. In her welcome address, school Principal,  Ms. Archana Narain reiterated  the importance of reading and how this habit  can be very helpful in enhancing the linguistic skills. The authoress too shared   plethora of ideas related to modern writing, shared anecdotes related to her life as an author and gave a detailed account of her bestseller ‘Dungeon Tales’. Class IV to VI students were spell bound as they listened to her and also shared their understanding of the book. Overall, it was a very interactive and interesting session for both listeners and speaker of the day. The school will organize such sessions in future also so that our students can tap the spark of writing and unleash the writer in themselves



Going Global at TIHS…

 At TIHS we encourage  our students to discover beauty in the world around them. Our mission is to inspire and empower our students to think globally, appreciate, create, innovate, and contribute their learning on a larger platform. Our collaboration with various schools abroad gives ample opportunities to our students to engage in various international activities. School provides excellent infrastructure to fulfill our aim to prepare our students to become responsible global citizens. Regular Video Conference Sessions, Penpal & Snail Mail Projects and very innovating international activities provide ample opportunities  to our students to engage with the wider community of students around the world. It was a defining moment for the school when the school was bestowed with the Award for ‘Excellence in Global Collaborative Learning’ by Leader Speak Magazine.  This Award had added another jewel in the crowning glory of the school  as it motivates and strengthens the school’s  consistent efforts of bringing international perspective in the holistic learning of the students. It is a moment of profound joy for the teachers and students. The School Management conveys heartiest congratulations on this exceptional achievement.

 



ECO FRIENDLY RAKHI MAKING COMPETITION

‘A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams’.

Rakshabandhan is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters, a bond which is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions.

An Eco friendly rakhi making competition was held in the premisesof TIHS on Aug 3rd, 2017. It was truly a delight to watch the young hands of our little artisans put together eco-friendly rakhis. They made intricate and decorative designs with material like mirrors, ornaments, paper, pencil shavings, grains, dryfruits, thread, cloth, jute, matchstick etc. They contested with each other to deliver beautiful and extremely creative master pieces. The rakhis made were an amazing fusion of modern with traditional styles.The sentiments tied to the rakhiare long established but the expression was contemporary. The atmosphere in the classes was quite fascinating and children thoroughly enjoyed the activity that tickled their creativity and emotions.

The imaginative rakhis were appreciated by one and all. The event was a true homage to the love shared between brothers and sisters.



Excursion to Aerpolanet

“School Excursions are opportunities for students to enter the world of mystical powers.”

Someone has rightly said “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” The morning of August 3,2017  was an exciting and fun filled one for the tiny tots of Step I as they visited Aeroplanet for an educational excursion. It was a unique experience for the students as they boarded the real airplane A 300 with their own boarding passes & were explained how to be prepared for safe Air Travel and how to use the safety belt, life jacket, oxygen mask. The ambience of the aircraft gave a real air travel feel as air hostesses and flight stewards served in air-conditioned passenger cabin. The morning became adventurous for students when they slid down from emergency excavation slides, climbed the commando net, visited the cargo plane, and went for dry river crossing and Burma tunnel. Various tricks of the magician in the magic show brought smiles on the faces on the li’l ones which they carried back with them.



YELLOW COLOUR DAY CELEBRATION

Shades of yellow stimulate our little ones with happiness, energy and optimism……With an objective to recapitulate and reinforce the effects of yellow colour, the students of Little Steps  celebrated “Yellow day” on July 31,2017.Students and teachers were all dressed up in yellow dresses and looked bright and beautiful. The celebration of colour days is designed to help the youngest children to identify and differentiate various colours, talk about them and think about how colour enhances and influences their lives. The day began with the fun filled introduction and activities in connection with yellow colour.The students spoke about various fruit, vegetables, and flowers that are of yellow colour. They also drew and colour the objects of yellow in their drawing book. The whole foyer area was decorated with yellow colour cutouts made by the teachers. The main attraction of the day was ‘LEMON RACE’ which was enjoyed by the kids the most. The motive of celebrating this yellow colour day was to make the children aware of yellow colour, its significance and to develop fine motor skills in the students. Li’l ones spent the day with utmost enjoyment and  left for their homes with the head gear of yellow ducklings as a take away.



TIHS Hosted Euphony 2017-18- an Inter-school Fest

“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself”

It is  not about being the  best. It is being better than you were yesterday! 

The annual TIHSIAN, Inter School Fest, ‘Euphony – An Amalgamation of Creativity’, is a mega school event held in the month of July every year, and has been attracting the best talents and  celebrating the immense potential showcased by our budding youngsters. This year the festival was conducted on July 27 and July 28, 2017 respectively. Every year, the theme based competitions grind the knowledge on challenging current affairs as well as issues that pertains to social dilemmas. The two day event this year encompassed a wide array of activities e.g  SAJI DHAJI TASVEER (PHOTO FRAME)’, ONCE UPON A TIME….(FAIRY TALE)ENCHANTING!’, ‘(CHANTING OF SANSKRIT SHLOKAS)’, ‘ RADIO JOCKEY(INDIA IN 2050)’, ‘GREEN SEMBLE (FANCY DRESS)’, ‘SAVE THE PLANET EARTH (WESTERN DANCE)’, ‘ WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS MADNESS (AD MAD SHOW)’, ‘ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (WALL MAGAZINE)’. These activities provided a platform for the young ignited minds to display their talent and  innovative skills. The School Principal, Ms Archana Narain, in her welcome address reiterated the objective of Euphony that is to ignite sparks of sensitivity in the youngsters, and help them broaden their horizons. She added that furthermore, such competitions instills in young minds, an awareness of differences, as well as rebuild an appreciation for nature, beside compassion and empathy for humanity. An eminent and distinguished panel of Judges lauded the performances and appreciated the efforts put up by host school for encouraging the young students to think on their own and work independently. Based on maximum number of winning positions in competitions held on two days, the Rolling Trophy for the Euphony 2017-18 was bagged by St. Mary’s School Dwarka for their exemplary performance in all the activities. Euphony 2017 was a roaring success and was appreciated by one and all.

 

 



TIHS Hosted Two Days Annual Fest-Euphony 2017-18

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka  conducted Euphony 2017-18 ‘An Amalgamation of Creativity’ with lots of zeal as the event witnessed a whole hearted participation of more than 50 schools  in the vicinity and over 1000 participants in various competitions. The objective of this annual Inter-school Fest is to bring the talented young learners under one umbrella and provide them a common platform to give shape to their ideas and enhance their skills and knowledge in various competitions. The participants displayed their creativity and talent on Day One as they participated in wide array of activities ranging from ‘ SajiDhajiTasveer-Photo Frame Decoration’,’Once upon a time…Enactment of A Scene of A Fairy Tale’, ‘EnChanting! Chanting of Sanskrit Shalokas, and ’Radio Jocky-India In 2050’ to name a few.The unbeatable and spell bounded performances of the students raised the level of the competition.The judges at the event had a tough time as all the performances revealed the untiring efforts of the participating schools.The prestigious  First position in ‘Photo Frame’ category was bagged  by St. Mary’s School.  Second position was bagged by Vandana International School and Third position was won by St. Thomas School. In Fairy Tale category, First position was secured by Presidium School Dwarka, Second position was bagged by BGS International School and Third position was won by Shree Ram World School. In Chanting of Sanskrit Shalokas category First position was secured by KR Mangalam School, Second position was bagged by BGS International school and Third position was won by Vandana International School. In Radio Jocky category students showcased their skilled and Indraprastha International School won the First position, Cambridge Foundation was bagged the Second position and St. Mary’ School won the Third position.The momentum of exhilaration and  excitement will be doubled on Day Two when schools will compete with each other for the Rolling Trophy.



The Alpha Fest Week (English Week)

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

At the Indian Heights school our objective is not to teach the students by force instead they are directed to what amuses their mind so that the genius in each child can be discovered. Keeping the above objective in mind the school organizes various activities for the students to make learning fun for all. The Alpha Fest Week (English Week) is one such initiative that has been organized for the students of Little Steps from July 24 to July 28, 2017. Although all learning in the Little Steps is play way learning but the goal of organizing this fest is to make students enthusiastic about learning their letters, alphabets and words in a fun way. First day of the Alpha Fest Week saw the students playing Alphabet Hunting  in the foyers and learning to identify the letters and their phonic sounds. Students of Step I excitedly matched the alphabets given to them in the form of flash cards with the alphabets printed on the dices before sitting on the dice. This made recognition of alphabets for the little ones easy & fun. Students of Step II hunted for the upper case letter of the cursive small letter handed to them by the teacher and thus matched the cursive small letters with the capital letters.We are sure that learning of the concepts through these playway methods will go a long way



Cultural Fiesta

“Rain or Shine we grow together”

Education must not simply teach work- it must teach life. Cultural Fiesta, a Class Presentation, with the theme “Razzle Dazzle Raindrops” was put up by the students of Step II Ducklings & Step II Fledglings on July 22,2017. Children celebrated the beautiful season by dancing and singing merrily. They shared their views on the importance of water in our life and the need to conserve it. The weather outside was perfectly in sync with the celebrations. It was an overwhelming feeling for the parents and facilitators alike to see the growth and confidence of the tiny tots, who joined our school last year in Step I. The little singers, dancers & orators amazed one and all with their performance.  These presentations not only help in the holistic development of the students but also strengthen the home school partnership as parents take active part in the functioning of the school.  We thank all the parents for joining us for the programme as it raises the morale of the students and motivates us to do better. The highlight for the day was the enthusiastic participation of the parents in the balloon dance game organized for them. Kudos to their spirit.

Thank you all for making the morning fun filled and memorable.

 



Healthy Snack Making Activity

Our food choices each day affect our health — how we feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. A ‘Healthy Snack Making Activity’ was organized for the students of Little Steps on July 17, 2017 in the school premises. Students brought ingredients from home and with the help of their teachers prepared and enjoyed healthy snacks full of good nutrients. Healthy meals equal healthy minds, and as the caretakers of young minds we, parents & teachers, have a duty to ensure that the nutritional needs of all students are being met right alongside their educational requirements. Encouraging children to eat a nutritious, balanced diet early on is important for a number of reasons. Ensuring they get the right vitamins and minerals in their diet will help them grow and develop optimally. They are also more likely to be energised and motivated, supporting their ability to learn. Educating them on healthy eating during childhood will also help them make healthier choices as they become adults. We strongly believe that by teaching and encouraging healthy eating habits, we are giving our children important tools for a lifetime of healthy living.



INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2017

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams.

The Indian Heights School held the investiture ceremony with great enthusiasm on July 8, 2017. It was a solemn occasion where the young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school. The deserving young leaders were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their School from the front with commitment and dedication. Maj Gen GJS Grewal presided over the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Chairperson, Mrs. Madhu Gupta, The Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta and Principal Mrs. Archana Narain graced the occasion with their benign presence. The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by a welcome song. The office bearers marched into the auditorium holding candles signifying the bright future. They were conferred with badges and sashes by Honourable Chief Guest as they marched to the stage with promises in their eyes. Maj Gen. GJS Grewal in his speech emphasised the importance of discipline and urged the students to keep their head high and shape their own destiny.The Principal administered the oath to the office bearers. She urged the newly elected council members to take up their responsibility with commitment and integrity and become an inspirational leader. The whole ceremony was witnessed by the teachers, students and the proud parents of the elected members of the Student Council. The Vice Head Girl proposed the Vote of thanks and the programme concluded with the national anthem.



TREE PLANTATION DRIVE AT TIHS……….

‘Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root……’

The school is geared up to celebrate ‘Go Green Week’ from July 8th-14th July 2017 with fervor and gaiety. As a  part of ‘Go Green Week’ first in the weeklong activities was ‘Tree Plantation’ and the  students wholeheartedly participated in the Drive on July 7, 2017.  They  planted various types of saplings like Neem, Tulsi, Jasmine, different types of Ferns, Gulmohar and many others. Students showed great enthusiasm in planting them. The Principal, in her address laid emphasis on the importance of trees and plants. She encouraged the students to plant a tree on their birthdays. She motivated them while sharing that planting a sapling yields many benefits like  it recharges ground water, prevents soil erosion and makes homes for many bird. The school gardener also informed students about the various saplings and helped them in watering the plants.  As a part of the celebrations students of Step-II went for a Nature Walk to a nearby park. They appreciated the shade that the trees offered on a warm sunny day, got excited to see the squirrels and butterflies in the park. Tree Plantation Drive at the school was a great fun and learning experience for everyone.

 

 

 



First Day Back after the Summer Vacation…

The premises of TIHS was reverberating with joy and cheers on July 6, 2017  as today was the very special First day of the school after summer holidays. It was lovely to see all the children arrive at school this morning. The carefully planned activities to welcome the students added more thrill on their first day to school. Students attended the first Day School Assembly with great enthusiasm. In her address, the school Principal motivated the students to cultivate their minds  and become good human beings and respectful  citizen of the nation.  She also encouraged them to work hard and strive for excellence in activities as well as in academics. She wished them all the best for an exciting and fruitful year ahead. Brimming with fresh energy the students   geared up to fit in the school routine. Their bright smiles and shining spirit was heartwarming.  The twinkle in their eyes became brighter to see their teachers. They enjoyed learning their lessons with full concentration and involvement in the class.  Excitement of the l’l ones in the splash pool was at its peak. Few students were enjoying their favourite circle time. With their loudest voices they sang the poems together. The students expressed their artistic skills in Art & Craft class. In the lunch break they were sharing with their best friends about all the fun and adventure they enjoyed in the summer break. During the games period their energy knew no bound.  Altogether it was a very happening and memorable ‘First Day’ for all the students.



HOUSE ASSEMBLY ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another”. – Mahatma Gandhi

The students of the Sanskar House conducted a special assembly to observe World Environment Day. The day also symbolized the value for the month of July-‘ Sustainable Development’. The assembly commenced with morning prayers followed by Thought of the day and new word  which were theme based. The students shared some amazing facts about the World Environment Day which is celebrated every year on June 5, across the world. Every year  ‘World Environment Day’ is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’,  which urges us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. The students also sang a group song , ‘Saath Badho , Saath  Badho’ to convey the message that all natural resources and life forms can exist in harmony and that depletion or removal of anyone from the chain will mark the end of human race eventually.

 



Certificate Ceremony: Workshop on Permanent Happiness

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.”


The teachers and facilitators from The Indian Heights School attended an edifying , enlightening session along with  Participation Certificate  Ceremony  on July 1,2017 as a culmination event of a weeklong workshop on’ How to Find Your Permanent Happiness. The occasion was graced by Shri Piyoosh Goyalji, President ISKCON, Dwarka, Shri Amogh Leela Das, Vice President, ISKCON Temple, Dwarka and Shri Prashant Mukund Prabhuji. The day commenced with Lighting of the Lamp followed  by the felicitation of the guest speakers, by the school principal Ms Archana Narain.In his address Shri Piyoosh Goyalji spoke about the need to chant mantras which signifies liberation from the reactions of sins, anxiety and stress. He also stressed the need to differentiate between suffering and faith in God. Shri Amogh Leela Das, Vice President, ISKCON Temple, Dwarka also urged everyone present to arouse the consciousness, the awakening which aims at happiness by shedding of the fears of consequences and results. He reaffirmed the value to have faith in almighty and believe in inner bliss.This was followed by Certificate Awarding Ceremony to all the participant teachers which were awarded  by  Shri Piyoosh Goyalji, President ISKCON, Dwarka, Shri Amogh Leela Das and School Principal Ms Archana Narain. In her expression of gratitude , the school principal Ms Archana Narain thanked the venerated guests and urged everyone to have faith in oneself as the basic ideology to brave the ordeals of life. She further reiterated the ‘Karma’ philosophy of Bhagwad Gita to emerge as strong and confident contenders  in the arena of life. The day concluded with chanting of  Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare kirtan where everyone joined in the congregation as they sang and danced together rhythmically and achieved the divine bliss.



Trip to Jim Corbett-Nainital

Fill your life with adventures, not things. have stories to tell not stuff to share.

Memories of school Educational trips are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved, experience new environments and enjoy days away from the classroom. They may be able to connect on more of a personal level without the structure of the normal school day. Keeping the same spirit in mind the school organized a three day trip to Jim Corbett-Nanital for the students of class VII-XII from May 18th o May 20th, 2017. The stay at Corbett gave the students an opulent opportunity to be in nature’s lap, in the serene arms of tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle and baffling city lights. The students savored the true nectar of adventure. On the first day of the trip,  students visited Garjia Temple and stayed by River Ramganga and enjoyed the shallow, serene and placid waters. On day two they went to Nainital and visited the temple of Naina Devi and strolled on the Mall Road to buy souvenir for their loved ones. Day Three was full of excitement as the students explored the sounds of  nature as they went for Jungle Safari in natural reserve and learnt about some endemic species of flora and fauna. Nights were made more happening with DJ and music before dinner. The trip was a memorable one for all the students.



Club Activities for the month April and May Classes VI-X

“People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.”

The Clubs in school teach basic skills of time Management, acquiring new learning through a  plethora of club activities  like, Literary , Health and Wellness, Eco,  MUN , Peer Interact , Quiz ,SUPW, Theatre, Heritage Club the students learn team work, gain self confidence and above all learn the skills that will help them to face the challenges of the real world.

Various Club activities were conducted in the month of April & May like badge making, Yogasanas, Brochure making, presentation on Model United Nations, Mathematical quiz,  Story Telling, JAM sessions.  A very interactive and important workshop conducted by Peer Interact Club was on “Time Management and Study Scheduling”. All these activities helped students to widen their horizon of learning.

 



Inter-House Sports Activities (April-May)

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”

Sport develops a sense of friendliness among  the children and develop their team spirit. It helps children to develop mental and physical toughness. Sport shapes the body of the learners and  makes them strong and active. Children should actively participate in sports in order to avoid being tired and lethargic.

Playing sports is a great way to exercise and keep your body fit and healthy. And sometimes  interrupted by uncertain weather conditions, indoor games play a major role not only to develop the sportive spirit but also stimulates one’ s mind and improves one’s concentration.

Keeping in lieu, the above mentioned objectives, the school  conducted an Inter-house Chess Competition for classes VI-VIII in the month of April. The matches  started  with a  draw. The first match was conducted between Prayas House and Sanskar House, and  won by Sanskar House. The second match was between Manas House and Siddhant House and was  won by Siddhant House. The  Final match played between  Sanskar House and Siddhant House was won by Sanskar House.

Result as follows:-

S.NO.            Student Name               Class                Position                 House Name

1.                  Ujaas Lohani                VIII-B              Ist Position           Sanskar House

2.                  Manav Diler                 VIII-A              2nd Position           Siddhant House

3.                    Farhan                       VII-C               3rd Position            Manas House



Inter-House Sports Activities (April-May)

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”

Outdoor games are the athletic or sporting games that involves physical activity and are generally played outside in the open. Outdoor games like Lawn-Tennis, Football, Cricket, Hockey, Soccer and Kho – Kho develop a spirit of healthy competition and  inculcate in students a spirit of team work and timely coordination.

The school  conducted  an Inter-house Kho-Kho match Competition  for classes IX-XII in the month of April. The teams for the  semi finals were selected on he basis of a draw.The first match was between Prayas House and Siddhant House and was won by Prayas House. The second match between Manas House and Sanskar House, was won by Sanskar House. The  winning teams  made it to the finals  where  Prayas House emerged as winner in the Finals.

Result as follows:-     

   House                         Position

Prayas House                Ist Position

Sanskar House              2nd Position

Siddhant House            3rd Position



WORKSHOP ON HOW TO FIND YOUR PERMANENT HAPPINESS

 Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

 Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

 

The bright morning of May 15,2017 marked the initiation of a weeklong workshop aimed  at healthy relationships and discovery of ourselves  which was conducted by Prabbhuji Prashant Mukund Das of ISKCON, Dwarka.The workshop was  based on the Sanskrit texts Bhagwad –Gita and the Bhagwad Purana and was divided into six parts as:

  • Search for happiness
  • Does God really exist?
  • Who am I?
  • Why bad things happen to good people?
  • If god is one ,then why so many religions?
  • Yoga for the modern age

Prabhuji Prashant Mukund Das enlightened everyone on how by sincerely cultivating true spiritual science, one can be free from anxiety and come to a state of pure, unending, blissful consciousness in this lifetime. The importance and imperishable nature of soul was discussed at length. He preached that we should aim at happiness which should be permanent, ever-increasing and shared with loved ones. He also explained that real happiness is common to all and everyone gets it and the main hindrances that come in way of real happiness are death, diseases, old age, natural calamities, birth, mind and body. Very interesting acronyms for God as Generator, Operator and Destroyer and SPEC as Supreme Source, Proprietor, Enjoyer and controller were addressed. The validity of scriptures was authenticated by showing different videos pertaining to it. The workshop culminated on a positive note highlighting the benefits of chanting which includes freedom from the reactions of sins, anxiety and stress along with peace of mind that further leads to real happiness of life. The staff of TIHS is grateful to the Management for organizing such an enriching & enlightening workshop.

 

 



PEACE WORKSHOP IN ASSOCIATION WITH IPYG HELD AT TIHS

In continuum to the \'Peace Program\' which has been initiated by the school in association with IPYG-International Peace Youth Group, a workshop was conducted in the school premises on May 19, 2017.  The highlights of the workshop was HWPL representative\'s  Lecture on \'Violent Extremism\'  followed by a special lecture  on \'Religion and Peace\'  by Dr. Farida Khanam, Professor of Jamia Millia Islamia University. This workshop provided an insight on the teachings  of different religions of the world which convey that all religions promote peace and peace is very important for a harmonious society.



All India Asteroid search campaign

Hunt asteroids and give it your name!! This amazing opportunity was made possible by the All India Asteroid Search Campaign (AIASC) which is conducted every year in 2 phases, in collaboration with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC). An informative AIASC training workshop was organized at The Indian Heights School on  May 11, 2017.  The Chief Guest on the occasion was  Dr.  Nandavada Rathnasree, Director of Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi. Students from the neighboring schools were also invited to make   use of this wonderful opportunity  where they were taught how they will get exclusive access to images of the sky taken at observatories and analyze the data with specialized software provided, to look for asteroids. Objects reported by students could be potential discoveries.



TALK SHOW XI-XII

‘For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.’

It has long been said that interaction on any platform not only provides an opportunity to speak up for what one believes in, but also to influence and engage others through unrestrained passion. This was exactly what the Inter- stream ‘Talk Show’, organized for classes XI & XII on May 5, 2017, sought to do. Three teams i.e. Team XI-A & XII-A (Science), Team XI-B & XII-B (Commerce) and Team XI-C & XIIC (Humanities) participated in the ‘Talk Show’. The topics for the teams were Dignity of Labour-Changing perceptions in the Indian context, Dignity of work-Training through part time jobs & Internships help students to identify their aptitude respectively. The aim of the competition was to sensitize the students to respect the work of every class and person who are contributing to sustain our society.  The teams put forth their opinions in the form of very convincing arguments. They also highlighted the scope, opportunities and benefits of internships in identifying their skills and aptitudes which further helps to make sensible career choices.  The energy exuded by the participants was overwhelming. The competition came alive as a volley of questions was answered, inviting more questions which got further answers from both sides. Each participant rose to the occasion to defend their argument.

Mrs. And Mr. Dwivedi who were the special guests on the occasion appreciated the way these teams put forth their depth of understanding of the topics given to them and congratulated the school management and the principal for such shows where parents became the part of the school activities, whether as an audience or a participant. They further added that such type of events helps in developing essential skill of public speaking and also goes a long way to boost confidence to face audience comfortably. 

 

Result:

First position            Humanities Stream (XII C & XI C)

Second Position      Commerce Stream (XII B & XI B)

Third Position          Science Stream (XII A & XI A)



Inter-House Debate Competition: Dignity of Labour

‘Work is not to make Money, Work is to justify Life’

The students from classes VI to X participated in an Inter House Debate Competition as a part of the ongoing ‘Dignity of Labour Week’ being observed in the school. The debate was conducted in two languages Hindi as well as English. The event was graced by the benign presence of parent guests Mr. and Ms Thomas, who appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants.

The students spoke vehemently and voiced their views on the topics allotted. The topic for class VI – VIII for English was ‘Work is done to make money and not to justify life.’ Classes IX and X spoke on ‘High School Students should work during their vacations’. Both the topics gained much praised as the opponents from each house tried to convince the house with their strong, convincing views and opinion. The debate was a learning experience as everyone enjoyed and gathered information on the topics debated. The event concluded with a melodious performance of a Qwalli by a team of students, ‘Mehnat Se Naa Kabhi Daro’ thereby providing a befitting ending to the event.

 



'MOTHER'S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA' celebrated at TIHS

A day of unconditional love i.e. Mother’s Day was celebrated on the premises of The Indian Heights School with great excitement, enthusiasm and passion by classes I and II on May 13th, 2017. Ms Vinita Shrivastava, a leading Kathak exponent  and Mr Hari Om, an upcoming playback singer were the special guests for the day. The Chairperson of the school, Ms Madhu Gupta ma’am and the Principal, Ms Archana Narain ma’am also graced the occasion. The program began with a warm welcome of all the invitees followed by the auspicious lighting of the lamp ceremony. The excitement of the program began with a welcome song by the young talented students. The students also presented an energetic dance performance signifying the importance of mothers as ‘sunshine’ in their lives. Teachers are the second mothers of students, for they take care of the student’s every need and requirement in the school  they  also gave a great dance performance which enthralled the audience. The Mother’s Day Extravaganza was a dance and song competition amongst the mothers. They were well supported by their wards. All mother participants were highly enthusiastic and well appreciated by all. The solo dance performance, solo singing performance and group dance performance created a  magic in the environment and enthused it with immense energy. Poetry recitation in praise of mothers was also enjoyed by the audience .  The winning talent was awarded  with exciting prizes. The winners and guest judges was  facilitated  by the Chairperson and the Principal of the school. The program culminated with the National Anthem. The day was a true tribute to Motherhood.



Blue Colour Day Celebration at Kindergarten of TIHS.

Colour is to the eye what music is to the ear.

Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. With Summer at its peak and long lazy vacation round the corner, May 12, 2017, was the perfect day for the students of Little Steps to celebrate  Blue Colour Day. The tiny tots looked fresh, cool and vibrant dressed in different shades of blue. Colouring activity near the beach scene created by the teachers in the school foyers gave the little ones the feel of the holidays. The lemonade making activity made the day more special as the students had a lemonade party with their friends and teachers. Learning , however,  was not limited to this as the students carried the message to “Save Water” on their beautiful take aways. Since it was also the last working day before the vacations the atmosphere was abuzz with excitement, fun and fervour. We wish all the students and their families a very Happy Summer Vacation.



Inauguration of synthetic Lawn Tennis Court at THE INDIAN HEIGHT SCHOOL

\"A healthy mind resides in a Healthy Body\"

When students are physically fit, they will achieve more academically. Sport develops a sense of friendliness among the children and develop their team spirit. It helps them to develop mental and physical toughness. In our endeavour to provide adequate exposure to different sports  so that our students can become fit and agile, a newly-laid synthetic tennis court was inaugurated at The Indian Heights School on May 13, 2017 by the Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta along with the Principal of the school, Ms. Archana Narain. Appreciating the school management for opening a new international sports facility in the school,  Principal  congratulated the students and teachers and said  that now more students would take to the game seriously  and conveyed her best wishes to the Sports Deptt for this new development in the sports arena of the school.

 

 

 



‘THE INCREDIBLES-Mothers Chef’ Competition

“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship falls but a mother’s secret love outlives them all”

The day that celebrates the essence of a mother is Mother\'s Day. One of those occasions that none of us can afford to miss. Mother’s Day is something everyone can relate to. People across regions, religions, castes, cultures, genders and financial status have emotions binding them to their mothers. There could not be a more universal celebration than this one. Keeping this bonding emotion in mind, we at the Indian heights school had a special celebration on mother’s day, and the theme of the same was ‘THE INCR-EDIBLES-Mothers Chef’’ wherein a flameless cooking competition was organized for all the mothers along with their wards . The adjudicators and the special guests on this special occasions were Mr. Harish Mann, a chef from Ibis Hotel Gurgaon, Mr. Rajeev Dutta and Mr. Nafeez from Welcome Hotel Dwarka. The event commenced with the lightening of lamp followed by plethora of activities including welcome song and a beautiful dance performance by the young TIHSIANS .Tears rolled down the eyes of all when an emotional skit was presented by the school facilitators delineating the story of mothers unbound love for her child. The temperature of the show rose and aroma was doubled when the astonishing teachers along with their coordinator and the school principal Mrs Archana Narain walked the ramp. Many moms had participated in the competition enthusiastically and it was a pleasure watching the super excited moms with their dynamic and energetic performances. The judges appreciated and admired the scrumptious dishes and the efforts put in by all the mothers and appreciated their wards for assisting their mothers. The winners were felicitated with the lovely gifts by the Principal and the dignitaries. The program concluded on a beautiful note with the vote of thanks  by the Primary wing coordinator.



WORLD LAUGHTER DAY CELEBRATED AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

It is a universal truth that Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way. World Laughter Day was celebrated in Special Assembly conducted by the students of Primary Wing on May 9, 2017. The day commenced with morning prayers followed by Thought and New Word for the day related to the theme. This was followed by the rendition of a song by the school choir The  students from class III presented a humorous skit based on Akbar and Birbal.  Later Power Yoga and various asana’s were performed by all the sections of class IV students. The highlight of the assembly was the felicitation of the winners of Inter House school competitions and live Olympiads 2017. As a part of our School-Home Partnership   program, the parents   of classes II-IV were invited to witness this Special Assembly. It was indeed a proud moment for the parents to see their ward performing on the stage and conducting the Morning Assembly confidently.



Dance Workshop

“To dance is to be out of yourself and become larger, more beautiful, more powerful as it is the glory of earth.”

Dance is an excellent way for children to stay fit and active. The students increase their co-ordination and confidence, and they feel a great sense of achievement. The student from Classes III-XII attended an edifying, energetic and informative Dance Workshop in which they learnt various dance styles. The two young celebrity artists Mr. Manan Sachdeva (DID 1st Runner up in Season 4) and Anusua Chaudhary (Celebrity Artist of Dil Dosti Dance Season 3 & 4) taught the students free style dancing. The workshop was conducted in two phases for the primary wing in one phase and for the middle and senior wing in another phase. The session started with a warm up and gradually learning dance steps on popular numbers. It was amazing to see children engrossed in the workshop as they learnt, followed the steps and performed flawlessly together as a group. The workshop gave the learners an opportunity to learn dance and express themselves creatively. The swift dance moves, which look so simple, easy to move and elegant, mesmerized the students and teachers alike. This training involved the restless young ones and they seemed poised and interested in this quality dance. The students beamed with enthusiasm and zeal and the workshop was indeed enjoyed by one and all and the students now look forward to more such dance sessions. 



Mother's Day Celebration

“Behind every great story, is an even greater mother behind-the-scenes”.

The premises of The Indian Heights School buzzed with excitement, energy and anticipation as the school celebrated Mother’s Day for the mothers of the tiny tots of Little Steps on May 6, 2017. The programme started on an auspicious note with the lighting of lamp by the special guests for the day Ms Rupa Bhalla and Ms Poonam Sarvesh along with the Principal of the school. An invocation to lord Shiva followed by an action song and a wonderful performance on a mother daughter relationship by our students set the mood for the day. A beautiful Ramp Walk by the teachers got the ball rolling and hence began the Ramp Walk by our mothers on the theme “My Mom My Super Hero”. The excitement of the little ones knew no bounds as they took to stage along with their mothers. The performances by the mothers were appreciated by one and all. It was a lovely and enjoyable day and we applaud all the mothers for being a part of the celebrations. We also thank our mentors Ms Madhu Gupta and Mr Puneet Gupta for their blessings and motivation.

The proud winners of the titles are:

Super Hero Mom: Ms Pooja Chikara, mother of Prisha Sehrawat,

First Runner Up: Ms Gitanjali, Mother of Athindra

Second Runner Up:Dr Priyanka, Mother of Charvi

Best Clad Mom: Ms Purva, Mother of Vihaan

Beautiful Smile Mom: Ms Kirti, mother of Anushka

Graceful Mom: Ms Jyoti, mother of Naimish

Elegant Mom: Ms Shreeja, mother of Yajat

Ravishing Mom: Ms Ruhaani, mother of Saamya

Emaculate Mom: Ms Heena, mother of Arjun

Charismatic Mom: Ms Aarti Khandpur, mother of Aryav and Ms Swati, mother of Ruchika

Dazzling Mom : Ms Harmeet, mother of  Kiyaan Gupta.



Investiture Ceremony , Primary Wing, 2017-18

 It’s never about the role . It’s always about the goal.”

 

On the fine morning of May 4,2017, the sun dawned and marked the inaugural of the primary student council for the academic session 2017-18,in a formal way ,The Investiture Ceremony. A promising day when the deserving young talents of our School were bestowed with the responsibility of leading the School from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence. The chief guest Major General Ram Kishan Saiwal, AVSM,VSM along with Ms Saiwal graced the occasion . Major General Ram Kishan Saiwal AVSM ,VSM is an alumni of Sainik School Kunjpura and National Defence Academy Khadak vasla. During the service span of forty years, he has served in various important commands and staff appointments. The day commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by  an energetic   welcome song by the school choir and a dance invocation. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her welcome address , urged the primary wing student council to brave the mantle of responsibilities with complete dedication and commitment. She further reinforced that  the new council will dig in their heels to carry the integrity of the school to a new and novel height. With the vigorous beats of the drums  the new council marched in procession up  on to the stage.  They stood upright with their heads held high and their hearts in humility as each picked up their precious flags and  carried the school flag, sports flag and the house flags respectively. Thereafter, the Chief Guest Major General Ram Kishan Saiwal AVSM, VSM and the school Principal Ms Archana Narain, pinned up the sashes and offered badges to each council member. The school principal administered the oath of office and the members of the council pledged to adhere to the values and principles upheld by School. The chief Guest in his address congratulated the office bearers and reminded  the day as a defining moment in their lives as the school entrust responsibilities on them to uphold  the values of the school. The rendition of the song, ‘We Shall Overcome ‘ by the student council conveyed a befitting message to work together at all levels of learning and strive for excellence. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.



TIHS celebrated International Worker’s Day

Labor is the only prayer that God and Nature  answers.

To commemorate the International Labour Day and to appreciate and thank the selfless service of the support staff,  Labour Day was  celebrated on May01,2017 through a  School Assembly. The day commenced with the felicitation of the support staff by the school Principal along with school Coordinators.  This was followed by a cultural program presentation by the students.  In her address the school principal Ms Archana Narain reiterated  about the  significance of Dignity of Labour and the importance of services rendered by each and every individual in the society. Students gave flowers and gifts to the support staff members as a token of their love. The school environs reverberated to the amalgamation of performances by support staff comprising of group song, poem recitation and group dance.  Students too joined them in the celebration and danced with them. As a part of celebration,the students from the Primary Wing participated in card making activity wherein they made cards expressing to the community helpers. Group discussions were held in the classes where students shared their experiences as their token of gratitude. The students also participated in a Pottery Workshop where they got hands on experience of making pots. The school management also appreciated and congratulated the efforts made by the support staff for displaying sincere commitment towards their work during the year. It was a fruitful experience for students as they learnt about Dignity of Labour , acknowledge the value of services rendered by  people around as community helpers.



Cultural Fiesta

Education must not simply teach work- it must teach life”

 

Cultural Fiesta, a Class Presentation, with the theme “My earth, my family” was put up by the students of Step II Angels & Step II dewdrops on April 29, 2017. Children danced, sang and shared their views on the theme. It was an overwhelming feeling for the parents and facilitators alike to see the growth and confidence of the tiny tots, who joined our school last year in Step I. The little singers, dancers & orators amazed one and all with their performance.  These presentations not only help in the holistic development of the students but also strengthen the home school partnership as parents take active part in the functioning of the school.  We thank all the parents for joining us for the programme as it raises the morale of the students and motivates us to do better. The highlight for the day was the impromptu dance by our dear parents while playing “Passing the parcel” game organized for them. Kudos to their spirit.

Thank you all for making the morning fun filled and memorable.



Green Colour Day Celebration By Little Steps

Colours are the smiles of nature.”

The students of little steps of TIHS celebrated ‘Green Color Day’ with lot of eagerness and enthusiasm on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Children dressed up in different shades of green made the environment fresh & cool on this warm April day. Green is the color of nature and health. It represents growth, nature, money, fertility and safety. The color green is a relaxing color that is pleasing to the eye and is said to have healing powers.  A special assembly was conducted where the tiny tots recited few rhymes signifying the colour as well as shared their views on the importance of environment protection. The foyers were decorated with hangings and figures associated with and highlighting the colour green. Children also did leaf printing and carried with them small green caterpillar finger puppets as take away.



Earth’s Week Celebration

Saving environment from pollution is the need of today.  To sensitize our students towards saving environment ‘Earth Week’ was observed in the school from April 17th to April 22nd, 2017. As a part of ‘Earth’s Week’ celebration, the school orchestrated various competitions for classes III-V. One couldn’t help but marvel at the avant-garde display of head gears made by the students of class III in Headgear Making Competition and wearing those hats the participants sensitized the audience about the deteriorating conditions of the earth. Class IV students had the opportunity to show their creativity by expressing themselves through drawing who depicted their imagination and creativity in the most appealing manner in Drawing Competition. Students of class V participated in ‘Kabad Se Jugad Competition’ thereby spreading  a message that a waste is not waste until wasted wherein the students made unique and wonderful items using waste like pen stands, lamps, flower pots, etc. A special assembly was also organized on Earth’s Day. The thought, vocabulary word and facts were suitable to the occasion and a special Earth Day song was presented by the junior choir. The week long celebrations was a testimony of our commitment towards making our planet greener, fresher and more beautiful.



Global Astronomy Month Celebrated At TIHS

As a part of Global Astronomy month (GAM) which is organized every year in April by the international organization ‘Astronomers Without Borders’ (AWB), with  the motto – One People, One Sky,  a variety of activities  were conducted  in the school   for  our students by SPACE. To show their love and concern for mother earth, on April 21, 2017 students from class IV participated in ‘Tree Plantation’ activity. Few students planted Zinnia Flower which was the first flower to be grown in the International Space station outside the Earth’s Biosphere and the others planted various beautiful plants in the school garden. An event filled with cheerfulness and exuberance made it a success. To carry on the momentum of celebration on April 24, 2017 students of class II and VII participated in another very exciting activity, ‘Sun day’ wherein students enjoyed the sunny day with wonderful observations of the Sun. To beat the heat, students wore safe solar glasses and observed beautiful orange colored Sun through it. Students also observed the Sun through various other safe methods like Pin projector, Ball projector, Screen projection and telescope with a solar filter. Through this informational activity students learnt about the harmful effects of watching the sun directly. This fun & frolic activity was enjoyed by everyone.



TIHS Join hands with IPYG to Promote Peace.

To restore peace, brotherhood and companionship among the youth,IPYG(International Peace youth Group) is working as emissaries of world peace.  IPYG was formed from groups of youth  coming together with the vision and determination to unite people across borders, cultures, languages and races.  Their aim is to foster a spirit of appreciation and respect for the diversity of humanity, as well as for all individuals that create that diversity. It is a matter of great pride for the school that we have been associated with this organization which is leading the youth of the world on a peaceful path. To initiate a Peace Program with them, a Delegation from IPYG has visited the school on April 11, 2017  and during a workshop the delegates discussed with the students about  their organization  & about their peace work. Soon we will start a ‘Peace Program’ in association with  IPYG  for the students which will  provide ample opportunities and platform to our students to bring peace and brotherhood in our community, embrace and understand the diversity of humanity and restore faith in the mankind.



Fancy Dress Competition

An Intra Class Fancy Dress Competition was organized for the students of Step I & Step II on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and Thursday April 20, 2017 respectively. The theme for the competition was: “EVERY DAY EARTH DAY. Such contest stirs the spirit of children and opens up their mind to imagine out of the box. It is said play activity and imitation comes naturally to children. This was proven by our little ones and it is was a pleasure to watch the toddlers dressed up as different characters from Mother Nature. The students came forward displaying their vibrant costumes. The purpose of conducting the competition was not only to make the young ones understand the importance of saving Earth and Nature by blending learning with fun but also to develop confidence in the students by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of an audience.The competition proved to be a great learning experience for the students. The event would be etched in our memory for a long time. We sincerely  thank all the parents, for great collaboration to make the event successful. Although it was the first competition for the students of Step I students but their confidence is definitely worth a mention.



Extempore Competition under Earth Week

“Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now.” – Jackie Speier

 

The school is observing Earth Week from April 17 to April 22, 2017 to sensitize students towards the environment, conservation of planet Earth and raise their awareness of environmental issues.  During the week plethora of activities were  organised and Inter-House Extempore Contest (Hindi and English) was one among them which was conducted for the students of classes IX-X. The objective of the Extempore was to develop skills like spontaneity i.e. think on-the-spot and express, to strengthen speaking skills as well as oral interactive strategies. A team of four students from each House took part in the Extempore Contest. The students participated with great interest, enthusiasm and zeal and spoke on a wide variety of environmental issues, from recycling to pollution to energy conservation and showcased great oratory skills. The judgment was based on the criteria of spontaneity, presentation, content and fluency.

Result:

 

English Extempore

First Position                Apurba Roy                     X A             Manas House

Second Position           Saanvi Thapliyal              IX A            Siddhant House

                                  Neeta Upadhaya             IX B             Prayas House

Third Position               Aditya Bhardwaj             X A              Sanskar House

Consolation                  Aditya Ramola               X B

 

Hindi Extempore

First Position                Lokesh Yadav               X A              Sanskar House

Second Position           Itasha Gupta                IX B             Prayas House

Third Position               Muskan Gupta             IX B             Sanskar House

Consolation                  Saksham Faujdar        IX A             Manas House

 

 

 



Introspection, Leadership and Skills for tomorrow

Introspection helps in self-contemplation, self-examination and holistic development. Keeping the same motto in mind The Indian Heights School in association with EdMonks-The Future Ready Student, conducted a workshop on ‘Introspection, Leadership and Skills for Tomorrow’ on April 18, 2017, for the students of classes VIII-XII. The aim of the workshop was to help our students develop various skills e.g analytical, logical, computational, reasoning and creativity which will further help them to become future-ready citizens and equip them to be leaders of tomorrow. The resource person of the workshop was Mr. Anupam Kaushik, a veteran speaker in the field of skill development, who emphasized on the importance of skill development and concluded the session with a demonstration of a 3D printer, which showcased advancement in technology. The workshop was a learning experience for the students which motivated and encouraged them to develop some skill along with their daily learning.



Sampling of Chocolate Horlicks drink

GlaxoSmithKline is a healthcare company with an extensive portfolio of innovative health products. They conducted a sampling of Horlicks Chocolate Delight in the school for classes I and II on Thursday, 20 April 2017. They reiterated the importance of milk in a growing child’s health. The students and teachers relished the cool energy drink. Some enjoyed refills too. The activity added to school’s initiative of healthy eating and drinking habits.



Slogan writing and Poster making competitions

“Global Warming is global Warning”

The students from classes VI to Viii participated in slogan writing and poster making competition to show their concern towards Mother Earth and its valuable resources. The students painted pictures and wrote slogans on “Save Earth”. The posters conveyed the alarming facts about depleting resources and their judicious use as the need of an hour. The Slogans strongly worded the relevance of earth as the only planet to support life and that how crucial it is for  human beings to save Earth. The activity was a learning experience as it sensitized the students about issues relating to conserving earth & its resources.



Nature Walk

As a part  learning activity under the ongoing ‘Earth Week’  observance in school the students from classes VI-VIII went for a nature walk on April 17, 2017.  The science facilitators discussed with the students about the importance of environment, terms like ecosystem, green house effect and global warming. The students explored the plants and trees grown in the vicinity as they learnt about their names and that they are grown in the particular region. The students also visited the Hydroponic Plant in school and were apprised about the different plants grown such as medicinal ( Tulsi, Aloevera and Neem), flowers ( Gajenia and Pansy), Ornamental Plants ( Rose, Marigold and Hibiscus) and cactuses and ferns that can grow and survive in very hot climate due to their adaptive features. The walk was indeed a rich learning experience for the students as they gained knowledge about plants and trees and certainly about the eternal value of gifts of Nature in lives.



Yoga: Transforming Lives . . . (III-VIII)

As a part of  the ongoing ‘World Health Week’ a workshop on \"YOGA\" was conducted on April12, 2017 for the students of classes III- VIII   where students got the chance to know how yoga embodies unity of mind and body. Students learned and later performed Surya Namaskar which has a sequence of 12 powerful yoga asans which is a good cardiovascular workout and is useful for strengthening the back, spine, cervical etc during the workshop.  Students also performed Bhramari Pranayama and meditation which left students relaxed and rejuvenated their spirits. The students thoroughly enjoyed learning about the copious benefits of practicing yoga regularly and were enthuse to practice it in their daily lives.

 



Ad mad show

WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS THE MADNESS

To initiate a thinking process among children so that they can  differentiate between numerous products available in the market, TIHS conducted an Ad Mad Competition for class IV on April17, 2017. The objective of the competition was to provide students a space to demonstrate their understanding of the media world of advertisements and to acquaint the students about promotional strategies in marketing through advertisements.

 Students created innovative advertisements on Fashion, Toiletries, Food and Mobile phones. The live advertisements had excellent input of humor along with conceptual ad presentation by the students.  All the talented students put in a lot of unusual ideas  and exhibited an amazing show which was a perfect blend of creative jingles and innovative props . Students showed various products we consume in our daily life like dettol, colgate, shampoo etc. besides showing ads with social messages like save water, donate blood, use mobiles discreetly etc. It was a good confidence building exercise for the children and was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

 



THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL HOSTED INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

It is our endeavour at The Indian Heights School to prepare our students to become global citizens. The school provides  international exposure and adequate platform  to  students by organizing International Exchange  Programs, and as a part of our International Exchange Program, a delegation  comprising of 13 students and 2 teachers from College Bory de Saint  Vincent,  from La Reunion, France  visited The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka from April 2, 2017 to April 13, 2017. A Plethora of activities were organized  wherein teachers as well as students of both the schools got an opportunity  to acquaint themselves with each other’s cultures, best practices and teaching methodologies. In order to give them a true glimpse of our rich and diverse culture a ‘Gramin Sandhaya’  and a ‘Heritage Tour’  was organized and they visited  to the various historical sites  e.g.  Lotus Temple, Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar,  Jantar Mantar &  Old Delhi. The highlight of the tour was a visit to Agra and they were spellbound and mesmerized to see the beautiful Taj Mahal. A scintillating cultural program was organized to bid them a goodbye wherein the guest students also enthralled one and all with their Sega Dance performance. Their beautiful island was shown in the form of a power point presentation which mesmerized everyone with its natural beauty. An introduction in Hindi followed by a song presentation which the  guest students had learned during their stay at the school  was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  Presentation of Mementos marked the culmination of Exchange program. This Exchange Program was a good learning experience for the teachers as well as for the students. We look forward to have more such Exchange Programs in the future.



Inter-House Speech presentation Competition

“Pen is mightier than sword”

The students from classes VI to X exhibited their oratory skills and knowledge on the theme of the month “Health is wealth” as they participated in Inter-House Speech presentation held on April 13, 2017. Participants from each house spoke vehemently on the topic and displayed their research and shared their opinion on how “Good health is the most prized wealth”. They spoke at length about the nutritious food, hygiene and healthy living habits. The judges commended and congratulated all the participants for their praiseworthy effort and performance.

 

First Position                       Guramrit Pal Singh              VII B               Sanskar House

Second Position                  Jayana Batra                       VII A               Prayas House

Third Position                     Saanvi Thapliyal                  IX A                 Siddhant House

Consolation                        Naman Jagetiya                  IX B                

                                        Aavya Mittal                        VII A



Career Counseling at TIHS

Making a career choice is an important phase in a student’s life as their choices set the course of their journey for the next 10 years. Therefore making an informed career choice is imperative and for that to happen students need to have rich resources about the various opportunities available to them in and outside India. We organized a career counseling session for classes XI and XII on April 12, 2017 in the school auditorium. The resource people for the day were US university representatives from University of New Mexico, St.Martin’s and Thomas university.

We also had speaker from the International Knowledge centre Mr. Girish, who set the importance of career decisions as well as emphasized on the amount of preparation required for admission outside India. The motto was not to encourage brain drain but to provide an outlook on the widespread options available to all category of students.



School Assembly on Ambedkar Jayanti

The students from the Indian Heights School celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti on April13, 2017 as they conducted a School Assembly to pay tribute to the great leader Dr B.R. Ambedkar. The day commenced with morning prayers followed by Thought and New Word for the day related to the theme. This was followed by the rendition of a song  by the school choir . The lyrics of the song, ‘ Baba Saheb Ambedkar’ conveyed the message  to follow the ideologies of equality and harmony. The students from class VI –VIII , presented a skit based on the life of the great social reformer and paid homage by highlighting his message of treating everyone equal and highlighting his contribution as the Father of the Indian Constitution.  The speech delivered by  Samanvita Maheswari from class XI- C, further  reaffirmed the faith to treat every one with respect. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address  urged the students to follow the  ideologies of the great leader especially, ‘Dignity of Labour’ and respect every individual around for their  valuable contribution towards society . She also reminded the students about importance of observing  Good Friday which happens to fall on April 14,2017  and the festival of Baisakhi celebrated on April 13 every year.



Gramin Sandhya hosted by The Indian Heights School

The school strongly believes that the most effective means of International Education is Cultural Immersion. To give a deep insight into the cultural heritage of India and to introduce a village life to our Delegates from College Bory de Saint-Vincent, La Reunion, France, a Cultural Evening,’ Gramin Sandhaya’ was organized in the school premises. The Chief Guest on the occasion, Ms. Caroline Schmitt, attaché cooperation for French, from French Embassy was welcomed in a traditional way by the Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta  and Principal, Ms. Archana Narain. The students gave splendid soul stirring  performances comprising of mime, sufi dance and peace song. Other highlights of the evening were Chari dance, Kalbeliya Dance, Puppet Show and Madari Show. Pots on potter’s wheel, applying heena and interaction with the astrologer  added more charm to the event.  Finger luscious snacks comprising of Indian delicacies provided the desired cultural culmination of the evening. The Chief Guest in her address congratulated the school for promoting cultural diversity through such events. The school Management also applauded and encouraged the students and teachers to promote such events.

 



Sally Ride EarthKAM Workshop & Global Star Party

“Astronomy compels us the soul to look upwards and leads us from one world to another”

 The wide canopy of the sky holds a million secrets, and astronomy helps us uncover them.  April being the Global Astronomy Month was celebrated with great enthusiasm  and excitement at The Indian Heights School. A workshop on Sally Ride EarthKAm   Mission 57- was held  on April 6, 2017 in the  school auditorium and students from neighbouring schools also participated in the workshop. During the workshop students found regions of interest, correlated it to map and weather predictions and submitted their requests to ISS for capturing. A special digital camera mounted on the window of the ISS then captured the images of the specified locations and made it available to students.  Later in the evening the school in association with SPACE hosted the Global Star Party for parents and students  in the school premises. It provided students along with the parents with the amazing opportunity of observing the Moon and the other celestial objects through different telescopes. Once the sky had darkened telescopic observations were held when both the celebrities of the Star Party—Jupiter and Moon—were visible in the evening sky. Other attractions of the evening were astronomy themed fashion show, light blocker, discovering the sky, face painting and watching the mysterious moon.  The fun-filled activities satiated the inquisitive desire of the parents and students alike to know about mystical world of space. The well coordinated program was highly appreciated by the parents and they had extended their compliments to the school authorities for providing a platform to the young learners of the school to unfold the mysteries of the space.

 



A workshop on 'Building the Best Me' was conducted at TIHS

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  
Aristotle

The joy of the TIHS faculty reached on cloud  nine during a very  amazing and interactive workshop on March 31, 2017 on the topic -\'Building the Best Me\' The workshop was conducted by the  young entrepreneur and an inspiring Public  Speaker and trainer, Mr. Aditya  Narain,  who  aspires to bring change in the society through his motivational sessions and personality development workshop in schools, colleges and Corporate sector.    It is too  very important to know yourself completely before we start analyzing others and it becomes even more important when one is dealing with the future assets of the world. Right before the beginning of the new academic session, this mind opening workshop helped the faculty members to know that they can build their own brand and make an impact.  This opportunity to introspect themselves and to  know their authentic personality traits will significantly help them in planning innovating ways to comprehend their students personality.

 During the workshop many activities and innovative techniques were used by the resource person which helped each teacher to identifying the core strengths, values, passions and weakness in her.  Every thought and idea of personality development was correlated to classroom situations.  The teachers were able to discover how they could make themselves a \'Brand\' which will help them grow professionally as well as socially. It was an enriching experience for one and all as the teachers felt more empowered to take on the challenges of their classroom as well as of their lives. It was a great learning experience for one and all and a perfect way to begin the new session with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. 



Orientation program

The difference between success and failure is the difference between doing exactly right and almost right. Reaffirming our commitment to the concept of providing quality education, within the landscape of cultural and  socio- economic diversity from which children enter the portals of the school, TIHS  organized an orientation Program for the parents of the classes  III to V on March 27 and March 28,2017  in the school premises. The Principal, Ms Archana Narain in her address made the gathering aware of the changing scenario in education, the culture and working atmosphere of the school and emphasized upon the pivotal role played by  the  parents in the upbringing of children and in helping them to tide over the cares and concerns related to childhood.  During the orientation, parents were acquainted  with the changes brought in by the school for the new academic session - 2017-18 which would be advantageous for the students and the parents. The introduction of RFID facility along with GPS system in the school buses for student’s safety, change in evaluation pattern and introduction of new modes for school’s fee payment are some of the modifications made by the school in order to ensure safety and comfort to the parents and students.

During the interactive session, the school Principal   provided an insight on school curriculum and answered the queries of the parents. The parents were very happy and satisfied after knowing the copious changes made by the school.



Orientation Session held at The Indian Heights School

An interactive Orientation Session was organized on March 25, 2017 at The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka to welcome the new parents of Kindergarten students.  The purpose of this session was to familiarize the new parents with the school’s policy, philosophy, vision, rules & regulations and teaching methodology.  Mr. Gulraj Shapuri, an eminent consultant, educationist and psychologist and founder of ‘Promise-Personality Development for Kids’ was  the Guest Speaker on the occasion. During an interactive session with the parents, Mr. Shahpuri shared many innovative ideas, Parenting techniques and healthy parenting tips on parenting. He discussed in detail how to sow the seeds of intelligence among the children as now a day’s everyone wants an extra ordinary child.  He stressed upon the habit of reading which can be inculcated at the  very young age. He also shared the importance of providing  adequate and healthy environment at home  to the children as it motivates them to achieve success and makes them positive towards life. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain apprised the parents about the curriculum, facilities & initiatives of the school. She also emphasized on the importance of Home-school partnership. The programme culminated with the class facilitators introducing themselves to the parents and open house session.



KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION DAY CEREMONY

“Throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor Catch the trade wind in your sails Explore, Dream , Discover”

It was a joyous, exciting and memorable day for students, teachers and parents alike as The Indian Heights School celebrated Graduation Day Ceremony of Step II students on March 18, 2017.The Chief Guest for the occasion Maj Gen (Dr) M P Singh and the Guest of Honour Ms Priya Sawant blessed the students by presenting them their Graduation Certificates and blessings scrolls. Maj Gen Singh while addressing the gathering stressed upon the importance of the emotional quotient, Physical quotient, spiritual quotient  along with Intelligence quotient  for the wholesome development of the personality of students. He also appreciated the efforts of the school for providing an enabling environment in which children’s potential is nurtured and developed through a wide variety of excellent learning experiences. The Guest of Honour Ms Priya Sawant in her address emphasized about the importance of meditation for school children. She also congratulated all the parents and teachers on this very special day. She applauded the parents for putting their kids in one of the finest schools in Delhi. The programme started with Lighting of Lamp followed by a wonderful Ganesh Vandana presented by the little ones. Principal ma’am  in her address to the parents shared parenting tips and highlighted the importance of parents being a role model for their children.  She also spoke on the changes that students and parents will experience as the kids move from Kindergarten to Primary wing and how the parents can prepare their children for these changes. Students presented songs and dances that mesmerized all the guests. The little ones who joined the school as toddlers made their teachers and parents proud as they stood on the stage as confident orators sharing their experiences of Kindergarten.   Congratulations to our young graduates who have successfully gone through an important phase of study that lays the foundation of life-long learning. We thank all our  parents for their unfailing support and cooperation.



Ms. Archana Narain, Principal, The Indian Heights School received Mahila Shakti Shiromani Award

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” 

 

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Antarashtriay Samrasta Manch honoured Mahila Shakti Shiromani Award to the women from Delhi, Jaipur,  Chhattisgarh  and Uttar Pradesh  for their tremendous contribution  in the field of Medical  Education, Social Work,  etc. Around 75 proud recipients were honoured with this prestigious award and it was a proud moment for The Indian Heights School as, the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, was also acknowledged for her work and was bestowed with Mahila Shakti Shiromani Award. The Award function was held on March 8, 2017 and was presided over by Counselor of Zambia Embassy  and Counselor of Canadian Embassy. TIHS family along with the school Management commends the efforts put in by our Principal who herself is the role model and icon of women empowerment, and conveys their heartiest congratulations for this wonderful achievement.



BLESSING CEREMONY- BATCH 2016-17

“We bow to knowledge which is the greatest wealth in our lives.”


A Blessing Ceremony for the students of the batch 2016-17 was held at The Indian Heights School on February 28, 2017. The ceremony began with the sacred ritual of ‘Hawan’ as the fire symbolises life and light symbolises knowledge. Each student was given a lit candle as they proceeded to invoke the blessings of Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, wisdom and knowledge. The school Principal along with all the teachers blessed the students for their forthcoming board examination. The Head Boy, Head Girl and representatives from each class shared their feelings of gratitude for the school and their teachers crediting them for shaping and preparing them to face the world. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her address reminded the students to believe in themselves and not to let fear and anxiety get a hold of them. She advised them to stay calm and strive hard for their exams. The ceremony culminated with school Management, Principal and teachers wishing good luck and bright future to their students.



Picnic to "Eco Adventure Park"

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

It was a babies’ day out as the students of Step I & Step II went for a picnic to Eco adventure Park, Najafgarh on February 23, 2017. It is an established fact that learning becomes everlasting when students have integrated learning experience inside as well as outside the classroom. Students eagerly look forward for the school picnics. The perfect weather added to the enthusiasm of the students and teachers. Our little angels had a fun time when they experienced the excitement of wall climbing, River crossing, zorb roller & rappling. They enjoyed the camel cart ride, bullock cart ride & the tractor ride. They got a glimpse of rural life when they saw the potters’ wheel, charkha, chati madhani etc. Hot pakoras, puri aloo , khasta kachori in the breakfast and a sumptuous meal of rajma chawal,matar paneer, chowmein, gulab jamuns , chocolates and candy for lunch added to the fun & enjoyment quotient. Magic show in the end served as the cherry on the cake. It was a lovely experience for the students and teachers alike. We are sure that children made beautiful, everlasting memories while they were having fun.



DELEGATES FROM UK VISITED THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

It is our endeavour at The Indian Heights School to provide international exposure to our students.  With this line of thought, from time to time we keep organizing International Exchange Programs, and as a part of our International Exchange Program, a delegation from Whitchurch Primary School, Wales, UK visited The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka from February 19, 2017 to February 24, 2017. The delegation was garlanded in a true Indian traditional manner followed by the floral welcome of the Guests by Ms. Madhu Gupta, Chairperson of the school and Principal, Ms. Archana Narain. The Guest teachers also introduced their school through a Power Point Presentation. A Plethora of activities were organized  wherein teachers of both the schools got an opportunity  to acquaint themselves with each other’s cultures, best practices and teaching methodologies followed in their respective  schools, classroom observations and students & teachers interaction sessions.  In order to give them a true glimpse of our rich and diverse culture a ‘Heritage Tour’ was organized and they visited to the various historical sites e.g. Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Old Delhi and Rajghat. The highlight of the tour was a visit to Agra and they were spellbound and mesmerized to see the beautiful Taj Mahal. To bid them a goodbye, a scintillating cultural program was organized which enthralled our guests. Their foot tapping dance performance on the beats of Indian folk songs was enjoyed by one and all. Presentation of Mementos marked the culmination of Exchange program. This Exchange Program was a good learning experience for the teachers as well as for the students. We look forward to have more such Exchange Programs in the future.



TIHS listed amongst Promising schools of India

It is a moment of great pride to share with you all that our school has been selected amongst the top promising schools of India and for the same a movie shoot was conducted by CNN on February 17, 2017.  The below-given photographs are some of the glimpse of  beautifully captured moments.



PINK COLOUR DAY CELEBRATION

At the Indian Heights School we celebrate all colours as we realize the vitally important role that colours play in the world we live.

Pink colour represents compassion, nurturing and love. It also relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. Students of Step I celebrated Pink Colour Day on February 14, 2017. The association of Pink colour with love made it the ideal day to celebrate this colour on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Students and teachers came dressed in various hues of Pink and enjoyed the tearing pasting activity in the heart shape. They also danced to the beats and tempo of music in the school ground and carried the heart shape takeaways with them.



FUN MORNING AT TIHS

“Fun & frolic in the air, let’s spread love & some cheer.

Strongest is the family bond, together create some memories fond.

Dress up and let the world see your shine, as you become your ward’s Valentine.”

 In our continuous bid to strengthen the Home School Partnership, we at TIHS organized a Fun Morning for the parents and students of Step II on February 14, 2017. Keeping in mind the date the theme for the day was “My child my valentine”. Love was in the air making the day more beautiful and full of fragrance. The colour coordinated dresses of the families made the day extra special for one and all. There were smiles all round as parents got to spend time exclusively with their children. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and spirit of parents as they along with their kids participated in various games and activities like Bouncy Hearts, Melody of Hearts, Always There for You, and Crazy About You. One could see the strong bondage between parents and children in Paper Dance when together they danced on the beats of music. School Principal while addressing the parents said - Love is everywhere and in everything we do, it is not only what we feel for our spouse, parents and children but there is love when we watch moons & stars and beautiful art work, and also in the work we do. She appreciated the parents for taking out time for their little ones and thanked them for the same.Our Chairperson ma’am Ms Madhu Gupta and Director, Mr Puneet Gupta showered their blessings on one and all. We thank all our parents for their unstinted support & cooperation.



Book Week Celebration at TIHS

“Books open your mind, broaden  your thinking, and strengthen  you as nothing else can.” The Indian Heights School has been actively promoting an environment of book reading by providing ample opportunities to the students through various in-house activities. And so in our yet another noble endeavour to promote regular reading habits amongst the students and to strengthen the vocabulary, the school observed Book Week from Feb 06 2017 – Feb 10, 2017. In a Special Assembly, students proudly shared their views and opinions about their favourite authors and books. The School Principal also motivated the students to continue the spirit of reading and explained about the benefits of being an avid reader as books are everyone\'s best friend. She also apprised the students how book reading enhances public speaking skills and helps students to become eloquent orators. The  Book Week was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The weeklong celebration witnessed a wide array of activities ranging from Book Swap, DEAR (Drop Everything and Read),Designing a Book Cover, Musical Books, Book Review, ‘I Love To Read’  Posters and Temperature’s Rising  which further envisaged a future where  book reading will become a distinguished mark of learner’s personality.

 



Astronomy Showcase on PTM

Plethora of Astronomy activities were organized on the Parents Teacher Meeting held on February 11, 2017.  These activities helped the students to  inculcate different aspects of space science and provided hands-on learning experience. We know Science is never learnt without reasoning and it is best understood when learnt practically. Activities such as Spectroscopy, Astronaut can you be one, Celestial grid, Jantar Mantar, Constellation Hunt etc were performed by our exuberant and proficient students which  showcased their scientific temperament and interpersonal skills when they enthusiastically shared the concepts of these activities with the parents. The zealous participants enjoyed the activities and congratulated the students for their efforts.

 



TIHS CONDUCTED SKILL INDIA ACTIVITY

“ I call the nation to take a pledge to make India the skill capital of the world” -PM Narendra Modi 

Skill India is an initiative of our Prime Minister and TIHS wholeheartedly  supports him by ensuring that our students are exposed to work education skills.  Keeping this motto in mind, the school celebrated Skill India Fiesta on February 10, 2017 wherein the students from classes Pre Primary Wing to Senior Wing participated in a panoply of activities.  The students indulged in activities varying from Card Making, Clay Moulding, Tearing and Pasting, Origami, Pen Holder Making, Table Mat, Paper Mache, Sandpaper Painting, File Folder, Pop Up Card, Tile Painting, Pot Decoration, Fabric Painting, Stencil Painting, Tie and Dye and Glass Bottle Painting. As budding skilled craftsmen and entrepreneur, our Picassos & Michaelangelos displayed their creativity clubbed with innovative approach in all the activities they performed. We salute their indomitable spirit & enthusiasm.  It was a rich hands-on learning experience for the students as well as for the teachers. We also thank all our parents for their unstinted support & cooperation.

 



VIDEO CONFERENCE SESSION HELD

Students of classes  VIII & IX participated in a Video Conference session with our Partner school in Paris.  This session was the part of their project, Franckophonie.    During this introductory session which was very interesting and interactive,   students of  both the schools shared with each other about their hobbies, interests and life in their respective school. it was an enjoyable   and cherished moment for both the schools as the students were very happy to meet each other.



Budding Sports Star of TIHS

Impossible is not a word in the dictionary of Heightians. One more stone has been unturned when Abhijay Dutt of class VII-A got selected in \'U14 CBSE National Cricket Team\' and became the part 62nd National School Games. He played for Delhi region and the team bagged first position.It is a proud moment for the school as our young sportsman is exploring and unleashing his sporting spirit. The principal and school management congratulate the parents and the child and wish him all the best for all his future endeavours in the field of sports and shine like a star.



Sally Ride Earthkam Workshop

 A very intriguing and informative workshop on SALLY RIDE EARTHKAM (earth knowledge acquired by middle school students) was conducted on February 7th & 8th, 2017. Students of class VIth B attended the workshop with a lot of avidity and ardor. The students were acquainted with SALLY RIDE EARTHKAM, which was an initiative taken by DR. SALLY RIDE who was the America’s first woman astronaut in space in 1995. She wanted to share the incredible learning experience of observing our planet from space and wanted students to learn about Earth from a unique perspective of space. The goal of Sally Ride EarthKAM is to provide students with the capability to take images of Earth from a camera mounted in a space shuttle and to use these images for investigative projects. This initiative invites students across the world to come forward and submit their request to view the images of places from anywhere on Earth from space. During the workshop students were trained to click photographs of the Earth, its features & environment through the camera mounted on the ISS. The inquisitive and exuberant students tried to use the interface and even requested for the images of some specific locations on earth from space such as LEH, DALMATION ISLAND, THE COOK ISLAND, MOUNTAIN RANGES OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR etc. This informative and fun learning workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.



‘JUNIOR SPORTS FIESTA’ HELD AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The  Annual Sports Meet of the Primary Wing was celebrated on Feb 4, 2017, amidst great mirth, verve and camaraderie in the school premises. Shri Mohinder Lal DIG BSF, an Arjuna Awardee was the Chief Guest . Present on the occasion were the Inspector Arti Solanki, a Judo Champion as Special Guest , Mr Naresh Kumar Sharma, an Arjuna Awardee  as the Guest of Honor. The school Chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta, school Manager, Mr Punit Gupta and school Principal Ms. Archana Narain along with other dignitaries and parents. The school Chairperson welcomed the revered guests with a plant saplings symbolic of long lasting bonding. The day commenced with a  welcome song  and a welcome address by the School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain. This was followed by Lighting of the Sports Meet Torch and releasing of balloons to declare the sports meet open. Another added highlight was Hydro Rocket launch. Next a spectacular, impressive and well synchronized march past by the Primary Wing left the spectators spell bound.  This was followed by fun races by the Primary Classes and races by the parents. The most intriguing aspect was the splendid field displays, involving Yoga, Aerobics with Pom Pom, Taekwondo Demonstration and an Instrumental Gala involving mass student participation. The PT Drill along with Grand Finale left the spectators speechless and awestruck. The Chief Guest in his address lauded the event and appreciated the efforts and congratulated the school Management and the school Principal in their endeavours. It was a day fully enjoyed by one and all.



CONGRATULATIONS ASTEROID DISCOVERERS!!

It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that two students of our school, Sahejeet Singh of class VIII and Aditya Singh Ramola of class IX have received an award for provisional discovery of an Asteroid during SPACE Annual Meet (SAM) on January 21, 2017. They received the award by Dr. Paul A Rosen, Scientist, NASA-ISRO, NASA-JPL and Mr. Sachin Bahmba, chairman & managing director, SPACE. They also got a chance to meet very renowned personalities like Dr. Paul A Rosen, Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and Dr. Andrea Robles Olson, Science officer, EEST, Embassy of United States during the award ceremony. The school Principal Ms. Archana Narain and school management conveyed their heartiest congratulations and best wishes to both the students.



Basant Panchami Hawan at TIHS

To welcome  the month of Feburary and to celebrate the festival of Basant Panchami,  Hawan ceremony was performed in the school premises on February 1, 2017 to invoke the blessings of Maa Saraswati , the goddess of learning, wisdom and knowledge.  The hawan was  attended by the Chairperson Ms Madhu Gupta, along with the Manager, Mr Puneet Gupta  and the school Principal Ms Archana Narain. The teachers and students offered prayers and rendered a spiritual ambience as they sang devotional bhajans in their sweet and melodious voice. Basant Panchami is treated by celebrants to attain enlightenment through knowledge and to rid themselves of ignorance. On this  auspicious occasion the lunch (prasadam) was also  served to all the students , teachers and the members of the school.



Bidding Adieu to the batch 2016-17

‘The wonder of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies’

The Indian Heights School hosted a farewell get- together to ceremonially bid adieu to the outgoing batch of 2016-17 on Jan 28,2017. Students of class XI put up a splendid show with the help of their teachers, art, dance and music department. The students of class XII came formally attired in beautiful gowns and suits in accordance with the ‘masquerade’ theme. The students of class XII were given an auspicious welcome as they posed near the photo booth .

Students of class XI gave scintillating song and dance performances. The performances unveiled an enviable talent of singers and dancers that enthralled everyone present for the occasion. Some exciting games were also arranged which got everyone involved. The teachers showered their blessings on the outgoing batch and the students gave heart-warming valedictory speeches and also recounted their school experiences in an emotional and nostalgic overtones. An emotional yet beautiful video was played to reminisce joyous moments of the years spent together with peers and teachers. The major highlight of the day was the ramp walk for the most coveted titles of the show. All the contestants were adjudged by an eminent panel of judges. In the perfect combination of beauty, style and brain Aarohan Goyal and Kritika Sharma were chosen as Mr TIHS and Ms TIHS. Besides this, few special titles were also awarded to many other students. The students walked the ramp and put their best foot forward and gave some witty and candid answers in the Question and Answer Round to claim the coveted titles. The school Principal,  Ms Archana Narain lent the occasion, the exquisite warmth with her benign presence. In her motivational speech, she encouraged the students to achieve a whooping performance in the approaching board exams. She also reminded students of braving the world outside that awaits with open arms but filled with challenges and uncertainties.  All the students were felicitated by respected Principal ma’am with gifts and souvenirs followed by a photo session. The school management also showered their blessings on the outgoing batch and wished them all the best to crack upcoming board examinations. The farewell ended with a vote of thanks proposed by school Vice Headgirl Simar Kaur Tuteja. A sumptuous lunch along with cake cutting ceremony brought a befitting conclusion to the function. Before the emotional goodbyes, students also got the chance to tap their foot on the dance floor with their peers and teachers.



REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS at TIHS

The Indian Heights School celebrated nation’s 68th Republic Day with great deal of patriotic zeal and fervor. The students conducted a school assembly as the school reverberated with the spirit of patriotism. The day began with the hoisting of the Indian flag by the school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, followed by the National Anthem. The events that followed, included a group song, poem recitation by Little Steps and speech by senior students on the relevance of Republic Day. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity through a beautiful Mime that conveyed the global message of unity and brotherhood. Through a dance performance, the students depicted the famous battle of Saragarhi where valiant soldiers laid down their lives for their motherland. School Principal Ms. Archana Narain in her address reminded the students about their duties as the citizens of the country. The school Management also congratulated and appreciated the efforts made by the students to observe the celebration of Republic Day. Another highlight of the day was Talent Hunt Competition, where students from classes Little Steps to XII, participated in drawing, coloring, painting and slogan writing competition on the topic, ‘Myriad Colors of India.’  The school echoed with patriotic fervor as the children drew scenes of Republic Day celebrations, wrote slogans on the spirit of India portraying it as Incredible India.



TIHS OBSERVES ROAD SAFETY WEEK

“Follow Traffic Rules Save Life & Fuel”

The students from The Indian Heights School observed Road Safety Week from January 11 – 20, 2017, as they engaged in array of activities viz special Assembly on Road Safety, worksheet etc. The students penned their messages and concerns for following traffic rules as they participated in inter- House Slogan Writing Competition. To make the campaign more fruitful and approachable, the students distributed road safety leaflets  and controlled the traffic outside the school. The aim of this campaign was to emphasize and accentuate people about the need of safe roads travel by applying just simple rules. They also explained to the commuters about the methods and necessities of the road safety means and that they must understand the use of helmets or seat belts while driving on the road or anywhere. The campaign was a success as many commuters lauded the efforts made by the students and instantly fastened their seat belts as well to show the concern thereby following traffic rules, hence safety rules for everyone around.



TIHS HOSTS SANKALP SAHODAYA MODEL UNITED NATIONS-2017

The Charter of United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force, the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, language or religion; thereby safeguarding of international peace and security.”

The Indian Heights School hosted 2nd conference of Sankalp Sahodaya Model United Nations – 2017 on January 20, 2017. The event witnessed a whole hearted participation by 20 schools from Dwarka and Gurgaon. MUN as an educational simulation encourages students to learn about diplomacy, international relations, and United Nations. The event garnered the participation of UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Agenda: Promoting Livelihood and Education for Refugees and Displaced persons.

The Chief Guest of the Day Ms. Saba Zaidi, an eminent personality who has immense experience of proceedings of United Nations and is well connected with many foreign embassies & is herself holding a very prominent post in Indigo Airlines. She appreciated the efforts of the delegates and emphasized on the role of the youth in resolving global issues. She spoke about the essence of educating our youth about the issues of the world that require immediate attention. The school principal, Ms. Archana Narain, in her address congratulated the delegates as they represented the concerned nations and their respective schools.  She emphasized that the essential skills which children gain through the MUN helps them to convert the challenge into an opportunity thereby deciding their own future and in a way of the humanity as a whole.

The school management also conveyed its best wishes and encouraged students to play a constructive role as net citizens of the world. The day was the centre stage of thoughtful deliberations, heated discussions and effective solutions as the overwhelming delegates participated in high spirit and engaged in constructive debates to chalk out ways and means to resolve and combat the pressing issues so as to establish peace and harmony among nations of the world.



Special Assembly on LOHRI

Lohri is the harvest festival of Punjab, famously known as the bread-basket state of India. People residing in Punjab attach a great significance to Lohri, the festival of feasts and foods. This harvest festival is celebrated to mark both celebration and sharing. The festival prompts people to be thankful for God\'s provisions and to celebrate his creations, its focus on farming.

Lohri was celebrated with great enthusiasm at The Indian Heights School. The students conducted a special assembly  with a lot of exuberance as they shared facts about the festival,  highlighting the importance of the festival of Lohri, which ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter. The students also shared facts about the harvest festivals of  Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Everyone was totally absorbed in the festive spirit as the students and teachers sang songs immersed in rich cultural folklore of Punjab. 

 



‘A good education can change anyone; a good teacher can change everything.’

A new vision of education whose focus is on effectively engaging students, ensuring their learning, and shaping their development is  a dream of Ms. Archana Narain, Principal, The Indian Heights School.  As they say; your dreams never let you sleep… her consistent and continuous  efforts  to make classroom teaching interesting, reshaping the school day with innovative and students friendly activities, providing conducive environment in the school so that  each day at the school becomes most cherished and memorable one  for every child, makes her a role model for the entire school.  Under her able guidance and leadership the school has achieved many mile stones.  Her noble  efforts have once again  been recognized  when in an award function on December 30, 2016  she has been bestowed with ‘Global Teachers Hall of Fame Award 2016’ & “Global Teacher Role Model Award 2016’  during the  Global Teachers Conference 2016 held at India International Centre, New Delhi.    On this occasion the School Management and TIHS fraternity extend their heartiest congratulations to her and express their profound joy to our leader  and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.



“Year at a Glance”

“A year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

The students from classes I to XII presented the ‘Year at a Glance’ on December 29, 2016 to bid farewell to the year 2016 and welcome year 2017.The assembly started with rendition of prayers  followed by a beautiful display of sports activities that were conducted in school throughout the year.The Student Council ,Primary and Senior Wing marched with pride and expressed their gratitude.e towards everyone to appoint them as Office Bearers. The school choir sang a parody of the songs that they learnt and performed on different occasions in the year 2016. The programme showcased variety of performances ranging from Life Skills lessons, Skill India activities, Heritage Week, Clubs in school and dance performances learnt so far in the year. Students from Little Steps also bid a adieu to the year 2016 in a special manner. With the help of Hand Puppets teachers   took the students down to the memory lane and performed all the activities and events done in the entire year  starting from their first day of the school which was not only encouraging but very entertaining for the students.                                         

All the performances were a token of remembrance , a souvenir to remember and cherish like a sparkling pearls of a garland embedded together in one string. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain addressed the assembly and reminded the students that every new beginning comes with new challenges to face and new opportunities to be siezed to move ahead in life. She further wished all the students good wishes for a prosperous and bright new year ahead. The school management also appreciated and congratulated everyone  for their wonderful performance and wished everyone new year greetings.To conclude it was a day to remember where everyone cheered and greeted each other with new year wishes.



TIHS conducted Native Sports Competition - An ISA Activity

“Sport increasingly crosses cultural and political boundaries in a way that few other activities can.”

In our effort to bring awareness and to  revive the importance of Native Sports among our learners  the school organized ‘Native Sports Competition’ on December 19, 2016 in the school premises. This competition was also a part of the ISA Activity.  Students of classes VIII & IX from  all the Four Houses; Prayas, Manas, Sanskar and Siddhant showcased their strength and agility  while playing this Inter-House Native Sports Competition. They   played one Native Sport  of United Kingdom which was Rugby  and another of India which was  Kho-Kho.  The event commenced with the welcome of the guests of the day of Ms. Parthivi Khurana (National Softball Player) and Mr. Vikas Kataria (Participant at National Level in Kho-Kho) followed by the draw for the both the games. The event was officiated by the guests individually. In her address, the school Principal stressed on the need to revive native sports as they have evolved and endured through the ages thereby promoting strong kinship ties and global community support. In Kho-Kho, Prayas House emerged as winning team and Manas House as runners up team. In Rugby, Sanskar House clinched the first position and Prayas House bagged the title of runners up team. The day witnessed a marvelous amalgamation of strength, skills and stamina as the students from all the Four Houses displayed team work and group coordination. The meritorious performances were cheered and applauded by one and all. The school management also appreciated the efforts made by the sports faculty and congratulated the Four Teams for their thunderous performance.



TIHS Celebrates Heritage Week

The Indian Heights School celebrated Heritage Week  from Dec 12 to 17, 2016, as the students from classes VI to VIII  indulged in array of activities ranging from screening of the movie ‘Bootpolish’ to preserve and value the audio visual heritage and visiting the historical monument Red Fort to learn about its historical importance and other significant structures that are a part of intangible heritage inside the fort. The students visited the monuments like Deewan-e-aam, Deewane- Khas Moti Mahal and Rang Mahal and learnt how they had surpassed time and still bear the indelible mark of grandeur and magnificence of Mughal era. As a follow up the students made hand painted posters of the movie ‘Boot Polish’ and also completed worksheets based on Movie and Red Fort visit. The heritage week was a rich learning experience as the students had an opportunity to learn about the heritage of the nation through hands on experience.



Project Paridhi Winter Solstice

‘Project Paridhi’ is a science based project by SPACE to popularize hands-on-science. This project provides the opportunity to students to find out the circumference of the Earth and familiarize students with the ancient practices of astronomer like Eratosthenes who did it 2300 years ago. The experiment can be done on any day of the year, but on days of equinox and solstices the sun is directly overhead on the equator or Tropics of Cancer/Capricorn hence makes the calculations easier. Gnomons (a Greek word for an object whose shadow serves as an indicator of time) of all sizes and shapes such as, Qutub Minar, Samrat Yantra at Jantar Mantar and Sundial at Barapullah, Delhi can be used. SPACE conducted the workshop for students from 60 different schools on December 21, 2016 at Qutub Minar on the occasion of Winter solstice, where they replicated the astronomer Eratosthenes’ method. Before proceeding for the experiment students were briefed about the Archaeological site and were explained the whole procedure of the experiment with its importance. Students marked and measured the shortest shadow, further used it for the calculations. They calculated the circumference of the Earth with at most accuracy. Students enjoyed the day with lots of learning and fun at the same time.



Skill India Activity

“Targets of the Skill India initiative is that we need to formalize the informally self learned sector.”  Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Skill India is an initiative for constant updating of training programmes and syllabi to ensure that the youth is exposed to latest technology and industry environment. And so in our endeavour to acquaint our young learners with work education skills the students from classes III to V participated in Skill India Activities on December 20, 2016. The students of class III made puppets, class IV did Block Printing and class V made Glass Painting. The budding entrepreneurs had a rich learning experience as they had hands on experience in learning the ancient skills and enjoyed making the articles.



CAREER COUNSELLING

We believe that our brains act as knowledge centers for taking various decisions and in our school life deciding a career is of prime focus. To make our students more focused towards career decision making, a workshop on career counseling was conducted by Mr. Hanumant Sabherwal, Managing Director Smart Prep, for students of class XI on December 23, 2016. He focused on the importance of self introspection, as the first step n career planning. He discussed several techniques of being more self aware so as to better assess one’s aptitude and interest while choosing a career.



HERITAGE QUIZ

A Heritage Quiz was organized in school on December 21, 2016. The quiz was based on the excursion trip organized for the children from classes III-V to different heritage sites viz. Qutub Minar , Lotus Temple (Bahai House ) and Humayun Tomb. The quiz was conducted for the students of class V. The participating teams were named Minar, Tomb and Lotus. There were four rounds namely the Table Round, Buzzer Round, Mixed Bag round and Visual Round. The questions centered on the history and the architectural features of the monuments, commissioning of the monuments and the symbolism associated with the four monuments visited. The students participated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The audience cheered their respective teams.  Lotus team from Class V-C won the Heritage Quiz.



Special Assembly on Christmas

 “Be merry all, be merry all,  With holly dress the festive hall; Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome Merry Christmas”

The school ground of TIHS wore a festive look as the students wearing Santa Caps celebrated the festival of fun, frolic and festivity….. ‘Christmas’ with the spirit of sharing and caring.  The Special Assembly highlighted the importance of Christmas in our lives and aimed at giving the message of religious harmony and brotherhood. The programme started with morning prayers followed by the enactment of the Nativity Scene depicting the birth of Lord Jesus and how it brought Joy to the World, interesting Quiz based on the facts about Christmas. The highlight of the programme was the scintillating dance performances by the students on popular Christmas Carols.

The children’s joy knew no bound when they saw Santa entering the assembly with bag full of sweets and presents for everyone. School Principal Ms Archana Narain addressed the assembly and reminded everyone about the values of ‘Sharing and Caring’ and ‘Peace and Love’. She further encouraged the young learners to welcome the upcoming year with new hopes and resolutions so as to improve and excel in all endeavours of their lives. The assembly concluded with the rendition of National Anthem. The festivity did not stop here, a Gift Exchange Programme by the Little Step students and Santa Card Activity along with a gala class party with the Christmas cake cutting Ceremony added more fun and festivity to the occasion. The School Management conveyed its best wishes to the students and the entire TIHS family with the message of peace and love.



Assembly by Tiny Tots of The Indian Heights School

On the beautiful morning of December 21,2016, the little ones of Step I Cherries enthralled everyone in the morning assembly as they celebrated Christmas. They spoke about the happiness and joy that the festival brings with it. Ten students dressed as the reindeers of Santa sang “Rudolf the red nose reindeer”. The cute little reindeers with their shiny noses won the hearts of all teachers & students. All the students and teachers sang Jingle Bells making the atmosphere more festive.



VISIT TO THE ISKCON TEMPLE IN DWARKA

The students of Class I and II visited the Iskcon Temple in Dwarka, on December 16th and 19th  respectively, as a part of the week long celebration of our country’s great Heritage. It was an enriching experience for our little ones as they bowed before the beautiful idol of lord Krishna, chanted mantras in his praise and listened to stories based on his life. These stories highlighted the feelings of sharing, companionship, and caring for each other. The idea behind this visit was to initiate the appreciation of ‘Oneness’ in all religions. Whether it is mantra chanting in temples, Sufi singing in dargahs, choir singing in churches or gurbani in a gurudwara- the idea behind celebratory singing and dancing is the praise of the Supreme God who has made all of us. The students enjoyed the visit and carried a copy of the ‘Bhagvad Gita’ for their parents.



Home-School Program

The school believes that no educational organization can work without the support of parents who contribute towards our progress through their constant support and enthusiasm. One among many such caring and passionate parents is Mr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta who under the Home- School program conducted a session on “Aviation” for students of class III D on December 20, 2016. It was a very interactive session with prime focus on various aspects of flight and helicopter engineering. The speaker with at most ease and expertise cleared several doubts of students related to flying, controlling and mechanisms of operating a flight or helicopter.



Career Counselling

We believe that holistic development of each child can be achieved if opportunities are given to enhance their inner potential. To make this vision a reality we constantly organize workshops conducted by experts from various field so that our students get the opportunity to make informed decisions in their life. On December17, 2016 our school principal, Ms. Archana Narain addressed students and parents on the importance of preparing students to get dedicated, disciplined and effective time managers to be able to clear Boards with flying colors. She brought in a reality check in the minds of parents about their child’s level of commitment towards studies and emphasized on the various steps to help support their wards to fulfill their dreams. We also had Ms. Rama Sethi, a Student Facilitator at Future For Sure; along with Mr. Sanjay Madan, a student counselor and an equally enigmatic personality addressed students and parents of class XII in our school auditorium on the topic “Career Counselling”.

Ms. Rama Sethi emphasized on the importance that every student deserves a university that fits who he/she is and what he/she wants to do.  It is important to recognise that a student is unique and should be introduced to the career where one can enjoy and exploit his/her uniqueness to the fullest.



Trip to Heriatge Sites

“Our Heritage and ideals , our code and standards are the things we live by and teach our children.”

As a part of Heritage Week  Observance (December 12 – December 17,2016),the students of the classes III-V visited  the historical monuments on Saturday, December 17,2016. The trip was an edifying learning experience as the students from different grades visited different monuments. The students of class III visited  Qutub Minar of  class IV  went to Lotus Temple and of class V visited Humayun’s Tomb. The students learnt about the architectural features and the objectives of the monuments. Visit to these monuments was an integrated learning approach, as the learners not only learnt about History, but also about Mathematics through geometrical figures , Language through calligraphy carved on the walls to decorate. They also learnt about the marvels of Science as the construction of these monuments surpassed the tyranny of Time .

The students had a time of their life as they had a fun filled learning experience and felt proud to be  the part of the rich cultural heritage of a great nation like India.



Joy of Giving – Donation In Kind

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

The students from The Indian Heights School celebrated the spirit of ‘Joy of Giving’ by showing their concern towards the less privileged sections of the society. The students attended a workshop on Dec14, 2016 conducted by BOSCO NET INDIA, an organization working through a network of social services spread over countries catering to the welfare and needs of the young people and especially the girls. The resource person Mr. Sabyasachi Dutta acquainted the students about the plight of the children especially homeless and updated with recent facts and figures on the same. He further appreciated the efforts made by the school to sensitize young learners and work for noble cause.The students lend a helping hand as they donated clothes, shoes and other items of utility.

The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, in her message said that children are the future of our country and only when they (privileged and underprivileged) stand together, will our society progress. Children have the potential to be the best change agents, be it in their family or the community. She spoke about the importance of sensitizing our young students from the beginning about such issues as the values that are instilled in this tender age decide the future of a child, subsequently of the whole nation. If privileged children take the responsibility of ensuring welfare of the underprivileged children, society can be envisaged.

Continuing with their gesture of caring and sharing, on Dec 15, 2016, the students also visited MOUKSHA, an NGO dedicated to the noble cause of uplifting and providing shelter to homeless children through an orphanage. The students donated books, stationery and other usable goods at the orphanage. Indeed a rich learning experience where students imbibed the global values of sharing and caring through their little gestures of charity and on being human.



Career Counseling at TIHS

Building a career dream requires constant dedication and planning, thus we believe that it is important to provide accessibility to widespread knowledge resource to enrich our students about various career fields. One such eminent contributor in the field of education is Mr. Satpal S. Gulia, who conducted a session on Career options outside India for students of classes XI and XII on December 13, 2016 in our school auditorium. He spoke about careers in various universities in different countries and emphasized on the importance of preparing for their admission process in class XI. His immense knowledge in the field of career counseling for admission in universities outside India intrigued students to widen their career goals and become global citizens.



Home-School Program

The school believes that no educational organization can work without the support of parents who contribute towards our progress through their constant support and enthusiasm. One among many such caring and passionate parents is Mr. Gaurav Kumar who under the Home- School program conducted a session on “Mathematical Class” for students of class IX on December 8, 2016. It was a very interactive session with prime focus on Mathematical skills in solving various problems. The speaker with at most ease and expertise cleared several doubts of students related to chapters in their mathematical subject.



Home-School Program

The school believes that no educational organization can work without the support of parents who contribute towards our progress through their constant support and enthusiasm. One among many such caring and passionate parents is Mr. Ajay Ghai who under the Home- School program conducted a session on “How to Build strong Foundation to achieve your Dream Goals\"” for students of class VI on December 9, 2016. It was a very interactive session with prime focus on encouraging students to look at the positives and live each and every moment to the fullest. He emphasized on the importance of upholding our Indian value system of respect, honesty and listening with an open heart and mind.



Home-School Program

Communication plays a vital role in everyone’s life and use of proper words is a pre-requisite in today’s world.  Students have to be constantly made aware of their pronunciations and spellings sop that their language gets more refined day by day. Ms. Sunita Mukherjee, a very enthusiastic parent strongly believes in the thought that each child should be well versed in the correct applications of English words and so she under the home-school program conducted a session on “Phonetics and communication skills” for students of class III E on December 9, 2016. She kept students engaged throughout the session with her well managed activities which not only were entertaining but were equally informative.



Annual Cultural Fiesta

Step I of the Little Steps of The Indian Heights School on Saturday, December 10, 2016 celebrated its magnificent and reverberating Annual Cultural Fiesta entitled as \"Unity in Diversity-the festive fervour\". The excitement & enthusiasm were in the air and even the dense fog could not dampen the spirits of the parents, students and the teachers.

The event was graced by Ms Madhu Marwah & Mr Madhusudan Marwah as Chief Guests and Ms Neelam Gogna & Mr Vijender Gogna as the Guests of honour. The celebrations were initiated with the floral welcome of the guests and lighting of lamp by the guests and the school coordinators.

In her message to the audience, Principal Ma’am stressed on the involvement of Parents in the school affairs for the overall development of the students’ personality.

The programme was an amalgamation of various hues and the students spread the colours of Unity in Diversity. Little ones spoke about different festivals of the country and how they are celebrated. Various dances and songs left the audience spell bound.

The performances of the students overwhelmed one and all and there were tears of happiness in the eyes of many.

The Chief Guest in her address appreciated the efforts put in by the teachers and the parents and congratulated them all. She sang a song on hard work and also talked about the education system of today on how it helps all the students to develop their talents and how no child is left behind.

We sincerely thank our respected Chairperson, Ms Madhu Gupta Ma’am  & School Manager Mr Puneet Gupta Sir for showing their blessings for the little ones.

We also thank our dear parents for their cooperation & participation to make this programme a success.



Trip to Sariska

The students from classes IV and V had an exciting wildlife experience as they went for an educational trip to Sariska located amidst the sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis. Sariska is one of the major travel destinations of India and famous for its national park or tiger reserve. The trip was a learning experience as on day one, the students explored the amazingly quiet and peaceful destination enrolled in number of activities like musical chair and bonfire. Day two witnessed jungle safari where students saw spotted deer, nilgai, peacocks and got aquainted with the rich flora and fauna of the region. Visit to Sisligerh Lake and fascinating hunting lodge overlooking was a breathtaking, spectacular view which the young learners enjoyed a lot. This was followed by a visit to the ancient temple, Hanumaan Mandir that was  worth visiting. The students further discovered the avian world as they saw some birds like Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse and wood pecker. Discovering the fresh paw  marks or footprints of a tiger filled the learners with excitement as their heart throb to locate or have a glimpse of the carnivore. It was indeed a rip rip roaring trip with our young learners  having time of their life.



‘CHANGE IS THE END RESULT OF ALL TRUE LEARNING’

Preparedness is the hallmark of a good academician. Hard work and dedication coupled with aim and mission resulted in a glorious celebration at The Indian Heights School when Ms. Archana Narain, the school Principal bestowed with  the most prestigious ‘Rashtriya Shiksha Ratan Award’ by Indian Society For Industry & Intellectual Development   in an Award Function at  Constitution Club on December 8, 2016. On this occasion the school Management and TIHS fraternity extend their heartiest congratulations to her and express profound joy to our leader & torch Bearer whose guidance & compassion is helping us to scale greater heights.



Career Workshop at TIHS

We have this vision to see each child to develop holistically and reach great heights in their future endeavors. To make this vision a reality we constantly organize workshops conducted by experts from various field so that our students get the opportunity to make informed decisions in their life. On December 7, 2016 we had Dr. Rishi Khurana, Principal of Shanti Gyan International School, an ardent believer in the thought that sky is the limit and students should look for opportunities to expand their horizons; along with Mr. Sanjeev Singh, an equally enigmatic personality, successful entrepreneur and a staunch believer of inner potential in each individual addressed students of classes XI and XII in our school auditorium on the topic “Career Counselling- become global citizens”.

Mr. Sanjeev Singh emphasized on the importance of looking at interest and potential than just on scoring card when choosing a career. Students were motivated throughout the session by his inspiring outlook towards life and to look at opportunities to become global citizens by studying at the University of Regina in Canada.



Dabur Immune School Challenge and HT Pace felicitates the students of TIHS

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates

It was a matter of great pride for The Indian Heights School when the school made it to final  top 50 schools entries in an health awareness campaign organised by Dabur Immune Champ for the year 2015-16.The students from the Indian Heights School were felicitated as Immune Champs by HT Pace Representative, Ms. Preetinder Kaur, as a part of joint venture campaign by Dabur i.e  Dabur Chayawanprash Immune India School Challenge 2015-16 on December 2, 2016.The campaign is  a mega initiative by Dabur Chyawanprash to reach out  to identify and recognize the healthiest schools & students of the country.  

On this momentous occasion, the parents of the immune champs were also present. The guest Ms. Preetinder Kaur enlightened everyone about the campaign and applauded the efforts made by the school to spread the message of healthy eating. The two students Amitoj Aujla (V-C) and Koshika Sehgal (VI-A) were felicitated with Certificate of Merit and a Tablet. In her address, the school Principal Ms. Archana Narain reminded students about the importance of eating healthy food, nutritious breakfast, drinking water and indulging in outdoor activities. The event was cheered by one and all.



TIHS Hostsed Principals Meet

The Indian Heights School hosted Forum of Public Schools General Body Meeting for the Principals on November 30, 2016. The day witnessed the presence of revered principals and the managers of almost 50Schools from Delhi and NCR under one roof to share their thoughts, ideas, experiences, solutions and challenges related to education and education system. The Principal of the school Ms. Archana Narain who is also the joint secretary of FPS welcomed all the guests along with the chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta & manager Mr. Puneet Gupta. The members of the forum discussed and interacted as they pondered over, reflected and collaborated to discuss the eminent issues that are core areas of concern in the present global education curriculum.

The highlight of the program was the motivational talk by Guest Speaker, Mr Vikramjeet Singh Roop Rai, an eminent scholar and an eloquent speaker. In his enlightening session themed ‘Heritage of India’, he shared as to how history is correlated to other subjects and emphasized History to be taught as Heritage. The session was applauded and praised by one and all.



NGO- MAHILA VIKAS SANSTHAN

As our school emphasizes on value based education, we are celebrating the value of “Joy of Giving” this month. To make the value more intrinsic to the students, the school counselor and the special educator took 20 girls of classes VIII- XI to a NGO-Mahila VIkas Sansthan in Naraina on November 28, 2016. The students organized a health talk, paper bag making activity, talk on beauty tips and entertainment session for 40 women of the NGO. The session was a huge hit as it was an enriching experience for all. Our students felt happy about contributing their small bit to the lives of women who are less fortunate than us, but have the zeal to learn. At the same time our students learnt from these women that life should not be taken for granted rather shared with joy and happiness. It was an experience of happiness in the giving that touched everyone’s heart.



Value of the Month – “Sharing” Lunch Sharing Day in Little Steps

At the Indian Heights School we firmly believe that Values-based Education promotes effective learning and underpins the continuous improvement of personal, social and moral wellbeing. It is an investment in individual capability and self-responsibility and its product, therefore, promises significant value to society. 

Keeping the above thought in mind we highlight two values every month and conduct various activities accordingly for the students. The value for the month of November was “Sharing”. Of all the values which our children must learn sharing takes a priority as it brings happiness and smiles for all involved.

The students of Little Steps celebrated “Lunch Sharing Day” where they shared their food with their friends. Although learning to share can be a challenge for the little ones but we take great pride in announcing that our tiny tots loved sharing their home cooked food with their friends. The variety of items on the table matched that of a Five Star buffet .The excitement & enthusiasm among the students was infectious and there were smiles all around.

We extend heartfelt thanks to all the mommies for sending home cooked, healthy & tasty food for our students. 

 



KATAHK DANCE PERFORMANCE UNDER THE AEGIS OF SPIC MACAY

The Indian Heights School under the aegis of Spic Macay organized a Kathak Dance performance by Monisa Nayak on November 29,2016.

The programme commenced with a traditional welcome of the esteemed artists. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta  and the kathak dance performer Ms Monisa Nayak along with her accompanied artists, Mr Yogesh Gangini, Mr Samaiullah Khan and Ms Priyanka Kumari. Ms Monisa began her dance recital through the lecture demonstration method. She further explained how dance and music formed an integral part of everyday life in and was inextricably woven into the religious and social fabric of the people. The learners also learnt the nuances of the venerated dance form as they performed mudras on counts. In the lecture-demonstration session that followed later, the students posed a number of questions to the honoured guest regarding the origin and popularity of the dance form. The program concluded with the felicitation of the guest. The Chairperson ,Ms Madhu Gupta and the school Principal, Ms Archana Narain felicitated Ms Monisa Nayak and the accompanying artists by presenting them with souveniers as token of appreciation. The programme was attended by students and teachers of neighbouring schools of Dwarka. It was indeed a rich learning experience for everyone as they  were enchanted and mesmerized by the beautiful and divine dance performance.



Cyber Safety and POCSO Awareness Campaign By Delhi Police

The students from The Indian Heights School  from classes VI to XII attended an informative workshop ON Cyber Safety and POCSO(Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012). The workshop was an initiative by Special Police Unit for Women and Children, an awareness drive to sensitize the school children on cybersafety and POCSO. The workshop was conducted by police personnel Inspector Malhaan and SI Ashang Somtai. The session was an eye opener for the students as the real life cases were discussed.Through video clips and slideshare, the chIldren were apprised about the Do’s and Dont’s of Internet and especially social networking sites.The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address also reminded the students to use technology appropriately, responsibly and act in ways to enhance their own safety. She further emphasized the students to understand the power of Positive Digital Footprint. The workshop was a learning experience as it encouraged the learners to become Cyber Aware, Cyber Alarm and Cyber Safe.

 



An Adventurous day at Eco Adventure Camp, Najafgarh

Breaking free from the normal routine, the teachers and the students rediscovered the power and child-like zeal within themselves, as the school made a way to the Eco Adventure Camp at Najafgarh. With multi objectives in mind as to have a close encounter with the real India, to groom our learner’s personality and to develop their confidence, this trip was organized for classes VI to XII on November 26, 2016.The activities at the camp were supervised by experienced and qualified instructors along with the class teachers.

 Teachers and students rejuvenated themselves as they relished various adventurous activities like Trekking, Rappelling, Commando Net, Zip wire, River Crossing and Wall Climbing with the beauty of the nature in the background. These activities were planned in order to teach the children the lessons on Team spirit, attitude towards environment, cooperation, sharing and caring hence enhancing their life skills. The meals served were delicious and finger licking. The day ended with camel cart rides, tractor ride , bullock cart rides and magic show. It was definitely a day to remember, to rediscover the incredible spirit of Rural India. The learners had a rich learning experience and now they look forward to more such trips.     

 



TIHS Celebrates Constitution Day

The students of The Indian Heights School celebrated the Indian Constitution Day on November 25, 2016 by conducting a special assembly where the students shared some wonderful facts about the Indian Constitution, its origin, composition, about its making, the members of the Constituent Assembly and the prominent features of the constitution. The children also took a pledge to follow the Preamble to the Constitution and abide by the rules and regulations of the Constitution as the citizens of the country. The school also conducted a number of activities to observe the Constitution Day. Students from class VI wrote and spoke Fundamental Duties. The students from classes VII and VIII participated in Essay Writing Competition on the topic, ‘India as a Secular Nation’. The students from classes VII and VIII also read out aloud in their classes Fundamental Duties and discussed also the relevance of these duties. The activities were a learning experience for the students as they valued and treasured the importance of the Constitution as the most valuable document for the nation and that how it preaches and propagates the important ideals such as secularism,socialism, sovereignity, democracy, republic , equality, fraternity and liberty.



TALK SHOW

 “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.”

An Inter-class Talk Show for classes IX-XI was organised on Nov 22, 2016. Through this talk show a platform was provided for the students to express their opinion and experiences.  They discussed variety of subjects and addressed many issues pertaining to their Subject Choices and their Scope, Modernization and its Impact on Indian Value System, Indian Culture and Heritage. The teams gave a tough completion to each other. It was indeed a great learning experience for the audience as well who gained a lot from the views and experiences of their fellow students. Students of class XI-A bagged the first prize with a narrow margin, while class XI-C students gave tough competition to the winning team and stood second. Students of class IX were adjudged third in the competition. Participants of class XI B and X were given consolation. The students displayed great enthusiasm and a healthy competitive spirit.



Rainbow Day Celebrations

Colourful rainbow is seen in the sky during the rainy season but the students of Little Steps of The Indian Heights School brought it down from the sky on November 23, 2016 to celebrate the colours of the rainbow. Students and teachers came dressed in different colours of the rainbow.  A special assembly was held on the occasion where students recited rhymes about the seven colours and also narrated the importance & significance of different colours of the rainbow.  Later the students of Step I did vegetable printing in the rainbow and the students of Step II decorated their class rainbows by paper crushing & pasting activity. The main objective was to deliver the concept of “Rainbow colours” to the children through hands on activity. As a take away gift students carried home small stick rainbow with them. Rainbow Day was made memorable with fun and colours.



ISA ACTIVITY- “COSTUME PARADE” Held at TIHS

Costumes not only enhance the beauty of a person or an individual but also defines the culture and the beauty of a country.

In order to make our students understand about various cultures and costumes of Asian countries an International School Award Activity, ‘Costume Parade’ was conducted on Friday, November 18, 2016 for the students of class I. The students displayed costumes representing some of the greatest nations in a wonderful array of colours and styles. The students displayed their research and skills as they flaunted in the beautiful attires of the countries and also shared some amazing facts about the countries they represented. The judges Ms Namita & Ms Kirandeep were full of praises and it was indeed a herculean task for them to judge the enthusiastic participants.



Video Conference Session

Students of class IV enjoyed yet another video conference session with our partner school in Australia on November 17, 2016.



Excursion to Nagesh Park

Students of Step I & Step II went for excursion to Nagesh Park, Delhi Cantt. on November 16,2016 & November 17, 2016 respectively. The weather was perfect for the excursion as the slight chill in the air made our little ones enjoy the beautiful sunny morning in the well-tended & spacious park.

Children played various games with their teachers & peers, rolled in grass, ran behind squirrels & birds, went for a nature walk and enjoyed their picnic snacks.

It was a welcome break from the routine and was a fun bonding experience for everyone involved.



Sport Activities on Children’s Day

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”
To celebrate the sportive, fun and frolic spirit of the Children’s Day, the students from classes Little Steps to XII participated in array of activities conducted in school on Nov 15, 2016.
“The five S’s of sports i.e. stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit were reflected in all the activities. The students as participants displayed zeal and enthusiasm to reach the pinnacle of their sport. The day also witnessed the values like leadership, perseverance, winning and hard work. The learners had a wonderful time as they imbibed the values of team work and group dynamics in all the track and field events. Indeed it was Children’s Day Out.  

 



Sally Ride EarthKAM

To explore world from the perspective of Space, NASA program Sally Ride EarthKAM invites students and teachers around the world to submit their requests to have a digital camera aboard the ISS (International Space Station) to capture images of places almost anywhere on Earth. The project was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride (America’s first woman in space) in 1995 and was named Sally Ride EarthKAM in May 2013 in honor of the late astronaut.

An innovative workshop was conducted on November 10, 2016 for the students of class VII, wherein they witnessed a presentation that included all the details of the workshop like its aim, conduction procedure and benefits etc. Students used Sally Ride EarthKAM interface and requested for the images of different places of Earth like Queensland, Maria Island and Palm Island etc. The students participated with great interest and gave an excellent feedback for the same.



FUN MORNING AT TIHS

A fun filled morning was celebrated on November 12, 2016 for the parents of class II Daisy & Daffodil. The morning started on an auspicious note by invoking the blessings of the almighty. The students kept the audience spellbound with their dance performance. The students along with their parents looked resplendent in their attires as they celebrated Fruits and veggie fiesta which was also the part of ISA Activity (International School Award) – CUSINO QUEST. The program’s highlight was the Ramp Walk where students along with their parents walked the ramp with panache dressed up as their favourite dish/vegetable jwellery (accessory).  Apart from this, other games like the newspaper game and on the spot questions were very well received and maximum participation was witnessed. The various titles and awards conferred on them were like “TOM TOM TOMATO”, “Ms. VEGGIE DELIGHT” AND “Mr. BEANS”. It turned out to be a truly fruitful and green day. It was indeed a day to remember as the parents enjoyed and expressed their desire to attend more such events organized by school.



Science Week Celebrated at TIHS

The primary wing of our school celebrated the science week from November 1 to November 11, 2016. The students participated very actively and enthusiastically in it. The week long celebrations included experiments conducted in the laboratories and classes, talk by the teachers on different scientists viz. Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Edison, APJ Abdul Kalam, Marie Curie, , worksheets given to students regarding these scientists and finally culminating in the budding scientists competition.

The young and inquisitive minds were given fuel to ignite their scientific bent of mind by conducting various experiments in classrooms as well as laboratories. The teachers explained and gave information and facts regarding both traditional as well as contemporary experiments being carried out. Various modules on the same were shown to the children to enhance their knowledge.

A short lecture by teachers followed by an interactive session between the teacher and students was carried out in different classes. The students in a group of five or six went to different classes other than theirs and explained about the scientist they had learnt in their respective classes. This helped them both enhance their knowledge and boost their confidence.

A worksheet on the famous scientists & their work was given to the students.

Finally the budding scientist competition was held with maximum participation. Students showed keen interest in both presenting and watching the experiments. Students demonstrated the entire procedure with great enthusiasm.

 



‘FUN MORNING’ at TIHS

 We, at The Indian Heights School believe in   ‘Partnering with Parents for Student Success’ and to achieve this goal the school takes initiatives to involve parents in all school activities.  Our prime aim is the holistic development of our students. We strive to bring a conducive environment in the school where through fun-filled activities   the bond between the child and parent gets strengthened and at the same time parents get an opportunity to have an informal discussion with the teacher.  With this line of thought, a ‘Fun Morning’ was organized   on a bright sunny day of November 12, 2016 in the school premises where students of Little Steps had a gala time. The carefully planned Fun Games like Musical Chair, Get-Set-Go, Balloon Dance, Newspaper Dance, & Find The Treasure added the spree of fun and festivity to the Saturday Morning.  The event was a grand success as the students, parents and the teachers enjoyed this type of entertainment thoroughly.  It was encouraging to know that parents too look forward to such fun mornings as much as teachers & students.



English Rhyme Recitation Competition (Step II)

An Intra Class English Rhyme Recitation Competition was organized for the students of Step II on Thursday, November 10, 2016.It was heartwarming to see our little ones grow up into confident young students as they recited popular   English rhymes with proper expressions and wonderful props. The enthusiasm among the students to come forward and recite the poems was incredible. All the students took part in the competition making it difficult for the judges to reach at a unanimous decision. We thank our parents for their invaluable cooperation & support.



PRESENTATION ON MALTA UNIVERSITY

A presentation on Malta University was given by the representatives Prof Isabel Stabile and Dr. Ing. Pierluigi Mollicone followed by an interactive session. The Principal Ms Archana Narain presided over the session. The coordinators and senior teachers were in attendance. The objective of the interaction was to inform the students about various career options, potential opportunities and provide them with resources to assist them to make important career decisions. The representatives informed in detail  about the mandatory foundation course and various other under graduate courses and post graduate courses in the fields of Science, Engineering, ICT, Agriculture, Humanities and Commerce.

It was an enriching experience and a very fruitful interaction of our school teachers with Malta University Representatives

 



TIHS GOING GLOBAL!

The new world of the 21 century that we have stepped into is a global village.  It is an interconnected world marked by rapid technological advancements which is building bridges to understand the varied cultures and customs of different countries. It is also paving a way to collaborative learning and holds the promise of new vistas and opportunities for our young learners. We, at The Indian Heights School, constantly endeavour to promote the concept of global citizenship by creating opportunities for collaborative learning for our students. It gives me immense pleasure to share that  our initiative  has been recognized and appreciated  in Leaders Speak Global Education Summit during  an  award ceremony  held on October 22, 2016  when the school received an award under the category ‘EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE LEARNING’.  This award highly motivates and strengthen the efforts in bringing international perspective in our curriculum. I once again congratulate the students and teachers for achieving this milestone and the Management for supporting all our endeavours.



ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN AT TIHS

We strongly believe that the youth of India is in dire need to understand the importance of safety and security especially on roads. Road safety has many facets like safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Any mode of commutation requires the direction of rules to ensure safety and security of the people travelling or walking, as on the road the responsibility of safety is not just on one person but of all the others travelling as well.

To emphasize the importance of road safety among our students a ‘Road Safety week’ was organized in association with Delhi Traffic police from October 24, 2016 to October 28, 2016 in the school premises. Mr. Sumit a representative from Delhi Traffic police shared various safety measures and rules and regulation of Road Safety. Several activities were conducted like Poem recitation, Debate, Colouring and Drawing, and Road safety campaign with the sole purpose of spreading awareness on road safety. Students showed enthusiastic participation in all the activities.



HOME-SCHOOL PROGRAM at TIHS

Parents being the primary caregivers, play a pivotal role in shaping the overall development of the child. Thus, parental involvement is a pre-requisite for any education system to function smoothly. We strongly believe in this notion and so keep trying our level best to involve parents in activities in our school. One such initiative is our Home-School program which has shown tremendous response from many supportive parents. One such patron is Dr. Sanjay Kumar Deb who conducted a session on “Mind power and the importance of our sub-conscious” for students of classes IX and X on October 26, 2016. He emphasized the effect of positive thoughts on our behavior and encouraged students to have a realistic future plan. He also conducted activities on mind games which kept students intrigued throughout the session.



Anti-Cracker Drive at TIHS

Diwali is the festival of lights, also called Deepawali. It is celebrated with joy and happiness every year in our country. It is celebrated in the memory of Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya, after killing Ravana and people of his kingdom. People celebrate this victory by lighting diyas all around their houses. It is a symbol of victory of good over evil. With advancing years the essence of lighting diyas has been replaced by burning dangerous crackers which harm not just the environment but also the health of the individuals.

We believe in eco-friendly Diwali and encourage each and every one to celebrate it with its’ true meaning of lighting diyas and candles. This Diwali we conducted a poster and lantern making activity as well as diya decoration activity for students. Our Peer Interact students took the initiative of spreading the message of Diwali by organizing many activities like Nukkad Natika, workshop on the importance of eco-friendly Diwali as well as took a campaign in and around our school premises on “Anti-Cracker Diwali”. The initiative touched upon the true essence of Diwali and lit the path of spreading happiness in the hearts of each and every child.



Google Hangout with Dr. Paul Rosen

A Google hangout session was conducted by SPACE organization on October 25, 2016 with Dr. Paul Rosen, Manager of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory\'s Radar Science & Engineering Section, a group comprising of nearly 130 scientists and engineers defining, designing and building state-of-the-art radar instruments for NASA\'s Earth and planetary science missions. It was an interactive session wherein 20 students participated and attended a video conference via YouTube live. The topic for the discussion was NISAR, a joint venture of NASA and ISRO where Dr. Paul showed his work to the students, discussed about the benefits of the project through a presentation and also addressed queries of the participant students. The highly informative session created more awareness among the students about NASA, ISRO & their projects as well as ignited their interest for it.  



Cosmic Evening: THE MARTIAN

A movie screening was organized for the students of classes VI- X during the World Space Week. THE MARTIAN movie was screened, which is a Sci-Fi space thriller based on Andy Weir\'s best-selling novel, which depicts the story of a NASA astronaut Mark Watney, who was accidentally left behind on Mars and his crew thinks he died during an emergency evacuation. The movie shows the life and struggles of the astronaut on planet Mars and how he copes with the harsh environment by using the materials and food present with him. The plot created excitement among the students about space travel, science, technology, and science-fiction. Students not only enjoyed the movie but also enhanced their knowledge on futuristic vision.



Toy Collection Drive

Festivals: A time of Sharing, A time of Giving and A time of Believing

At The Indian Heights School our endeavour has always been to provide our students the opportunities to develop into a socially responsible and enlightened member of the society. To achieve this we undertake many philanthropic ventures to inculcate in our students values like generosity, empathy and respect for all.

A Toy Collection Drive was held for a span of one week from  October 13 to October 17 , 2016 where we appealed to  our little ones to share their toys with the under privileged and bring happiness  in the life of those who have never experienced the joy of owning a toy. The response we got from our tiny tots overwhelmed us and made us proud. Students of Little Steps displayed the spirit of generosity by giving away their precious toys and bringing smiles in the lives of others. Although the drive was held only for a week but it gives us immense pleasure in sharing that we are receiving the toys even now.

Collected toys are being sent to “The Toy Bank”, from where they would be distributed amongst less fortunate children.

“The Toy Bank” is an organization that has been helping people share joy by upholding its mission statement-‘Recycle Toys- Recycle Smiles”.

We thank all the students and parents for their contribution

 



Orange Colour Day

Colours play a vitally important role in the world in which we live and we at The Indian Heights School love to celebrate all colours. 

Keeping up with this tradition, the students of Little Steps celebrated “Orange Colour Day” on October 26, 2016 to highlight the significance of this colour in life. 

Orange colour is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. In our National Flag it indicates strength & courage of our country & its people. To the human eye, orange is a warm colour, so it gives the sensation of heat which is appropriate as we get ready to welcome beautiful winter season. 

 The corridors of Kindergarten buzzed with excitement as the tiny tots dressed in various hues of Orange took part in different activities like Pin Bowling & orange colour lantern making activity.



Special Diwali Assembly

The students conducted a Special Diwali Assembly on Oct 28, 2016. The assembly commenced with the new word, Thought for the Day and Facts related to Diwali festival. This was followed by a group song presentation. Through her thought provoking poem recitation, the school Vice Head Girl, Simar Kaur Tuteja conveyed the message to celebrate Diwali by bringing joy in the lives of underprivileged and deprived section of the community. Students with their foot tapping dance performance mesmerized everyone as the songs enlivened the atmosphere with the spirit of festivity and mirth.

The Assembly concluded with the address by the school Principal Ms. Archana Narain. In her interaction with the students she reminded the students to celebrate a safe and eco friendly Diwali and wished all the students and the staff a bright and prosperous “Happy Diwali”.

 



A Video Conference Session at TIHS

We, at The Indian Heights School always aspire to provide opportunities to our students  to become global citizens. To achieve this goal the school has formed partnership with many schools abroad and  our students are involved in regular penpal projects, video conferencing sessions and  curriculum activities.     A Video Conference session was held  on 27th October 2016 with the student of Horsham West And Haven Primary School, Australia.   It was a pleasant interaction between  the students of both the schools.  The  excitement and enthusiasm was writ large on the faces of our students as well as the Australian students.  The discussion mainly centered around our culture and tradition and the festivity associated with ‘Deepawali’.  Our students gave brief information and shared facts about the festivals of lights, Deepawali.  The interaction also included inquisitive queries about our country’s weather, sports, and other famous festivals.  Our students immensely benefitted from this video conferencing session as it boosted their morale & confidence  and also enhanced their knowledge.



TIHS QUALIFIES FOR GLOBAL ROUND IN WORLD SCHOLAR’S CUP 2016.

The students from The Indian Heights School added another feather in the cap when they bagged 11 Gold Medals and 18 Silver Medals in World Scholar’s Cup 2016, Dwarka Round. The event was conducted for two days Oct20 and Oct 21,2016 by the host school Maxfort School, Dwarka.The World Scholar\'s Cup (occasionally abbreviated as WSC) is an international team academic program with students participating from over 50 countries. The competition  attracts what it calls \"a global community of future scholars and leaders\", and promotes its participants to \"discover strengths and skills that they never knew they had.\" Despite technically being a competition, The World Scholar\'s Cup focuses far more on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future.

Our students participated at both Junior and Senior level and participated in each of the  four main events: the Scholar\'s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, The Team Debate, and the Scholar\'s Bowl. The  curriculum had six subjects with questions that require critical thinking skills as well as their basic knowledge to come to a conclusion rather than focusing on memorization namely Science,Literature, Art and Music,Special Area,History and Social Studies.The students at both the levels displayed an overwhelming response as they worked together as a team and clinched medals in different categories.



School Assembly on World Student’s Day

The students of our school paid tribute to our former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a renowned scientist, by conducting a special assembly on the occasion of his birth anniversary also celebrated as World Student’s Day. The assembly commenced with the introduction of vocabulary words, thoughts, facts and news headlines based on the theme of Astronomy. Further, students of standard VIII brilliantly enacted the life experiences and learning’s of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Scott Kelly, a famous Astronaut. The assembly concluded with a motivational speech by Space Educator Ms Chitra Khatri addressing the students to follow their dreams and making it large in life.



HEALTH WORKSHOP- BY YAKULT

Our school in association with Yakult took another step towards spreading the importance of health and hygiene by organizing a workshop with students of classes III-V on October 17, 2016 and classes VI-VII on October 18, 2016 in the school auditorium. In the session the students were informed about the digestive system and the benefits of good bacteria was emphasized.  Students were shown an animated video to help reinforce the importance of taking probiotics to build one’s immune system. The session concluded with distribution of free samples of Yakult to students as well as teachers.



TIHS WELCOMED FRENCH DELEGATE

As a part of our Partnership Pursuit Programme, Ms. Gyatso Nathalie, an Art Faculty from College Bory de Saint Vincent, at Reunion, France has visited our school. Her visit marked the initiation of partnership between the two schools.  During her interaction with the students, she apprised them about her college, life of the students there, about the best practices being followed and about their history and culture.  She also explained in length about the beautiful island where her institute is located. This bond of friendship will be further strengthened when the students of both the schools will engage in international activities & Projects and Teachers & Students Exchange Programs.



Astronomy Showcase on PTM

On the Parent Teacher Meeting held on October 15, 2016 an “Astronomy Corner” was set up in the school wherein a plethora of fun-filled Astronomy activities like Discovering the sky, Hydro Rocketry, Terramagneta, Safe Solar Observation, Tattoo Making were arranged. World Student’s Day was also celebrated with full zeal as student volunteers shared their exquisite knowledge with the parents. To mark the birth anniversary of our former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, a renowned scientist, a board showcasing his thoughts & teachings was displayed. The astronomy showcase was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by parents and students alike.

 



Joy of Giving Week at TIHS

‘WHEN WE GIVE CHEARFULLY AND ACCEPT GRATEFULLY, EVEYONE IS BLESSED’

The Indian Heights School is socially committed to empower the student community by taking up many philanthropic ventures to inculcate in them values like empathy and respect for others. Towards this, the school has been initiating on regular basis a number of programs, and ‘Joy of Giving Week’ being one of them. October 1, to October 15, 2016 marked the celebration of ‘Joy of Giving Week’ in the school premises.  A number of activities were conducted wherein students were encouraged to become socially responsible and work together for the less privileged members of the society. There has been a surge of response for this noble cause as the students wholeheartedly donated articles of clothing, stationery items, toys, story books, medicines and many useful things for distribution to the less fortunate members of the society.  The overwhelming response further strengthened the global values of caring and sharing. The students will be visiting Orphanages, Blind Homes, Children’s Homes, Old Age Homes and NGOs to donate the collected items very soon.

 



Book Fair At TIHS

 ‘Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light’

To promote reading habit in our students, The Indian Heights School keeps organizing Book Fairs in the school premises.  Books are students best friend, and Book Fairs organized in the schools play a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the print word among the students.  To satisfy the urge of reading among our students and to provide a variety of books under one roof, the school organized a Scholastic Book Fair in the school premises from 13-15 October. The Book Fair on all the three days saw a huge footfall of the students and parents thereby making it a grand success.



CAREER EXPO- ZENITH

Informed career decisions lead to better career choices. We strongly believe in this motto and strive to provide multiple opportunities to our students. To achieve this goal, we along with Raising Brands organized a Career Expo- ZENITH in our school premises on October 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  It marked a day of rich knowledge exchange which provided students of classes XI- XII, a widespread information on various career options in esteemed universities like GD Goenka, Ansal and K.R. Mangalam and many others. Students from neighbouring schools also visited the Expo.



Project Paridhi

“Astronomy is useful because it raises us above ourselves; it is useful because it is grand. It shows us how small is man’s body, how great his mind, since his intelligence can embrace the whole of this dazzling immensity”

 

Project Paridhi is a Space initiated Science Project. Under this project students measure the circumference of the Earth by replicating the actual measurements of the shadow of Gnomon made by sun to gather the size of earth and its shape as done 2300 years back by astronomer Eratosthenes.

On September 30, 2016, the activity was conducted for the students of class VII. The day started with a presentation thereby explaining the students about importance of Project Paridhi as well as its conduction method. Students conducted the experiment in the School ground and took the readings of the shadow at different time intervals. Using simple geometry and trigonometry, they calculated circumference of Earth. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity as they participated with full zeal and arrived at solutions having accuracy more than 90%.



Dussehra Celebration at TIHS

“Life is a festival to those who live with enthusiasm.”

The students of The Indian Heights School celebrated the festival of Dussehra symbolic of victory of good over evil with, great pomp and show . The day commenced with a Special School Assembly where students shared amazing facts about the pan-Indian festival that is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India as Garbha-Dandiya, Ramlila, Golu and Durga Pooja in various parts of the country. The students of classes VI alongwith the school choir sang a devotional song / bhajan to invoke the blessings of Rama. In her speech , the vice headgirl highlighted the meaning of the word Dussehra and Vijayadashmi and that how essentially it is an art festival .The students from class VIII performed a dandiya dance to celebrate the spirit of  togetherness as they wore traditional and colourful dresses and performed the dance with dandiya sticks. The school principal,Ms Archana Narain  in her address reiterated that how the festival instill in us the values of triumph of good over evil , light over darkness and virtue over vices. She wished the entire student populace great festive season ahead and to spread the message of harmony and festivity by celebrating it with near and dear ones.



Gandhi Jayanti Celebration at TIHS

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”  Mahatma Gandhi

The students from The Indian Heights School paid tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi by celebrating his birth anniversary as Cleanliness Drive Awareness Campaign to spread the message of cleanliness and hygiene. The students indulged in a wide array of activities like making headgears and placards, forming Human Chain (by the students of classes VI and VII) and joined their hands to support the cause of keeping our surroundings clean. The students from classes VIII voiced their concern for cleanliness at personal, community and global level as they participated in Group Discussion and ‘Just-a- Minute’ speaking activities. Senior students delivered Speech on the Importance of Cleanliness and also cleaned up their classrooms and helped teachers to manage the cupboards.The students also participated in a Swachchta Marathon held at Apeejay School of Management. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her address encouraged the students to cherish and follow the noble ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and to keep our surroundings clean to stay healthy and generate feel good factor. The school is observing October 1 to 7, 2016 as ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Week’.



WORKSHOP ON CAREER COUNSELLING

We believe that our brains act as knowledge centers for taking various decisions and in our school life deciding a career is of prime focus, especially in classes XI and XII. With this line of thought, a career counseling session for students of classes XI and XII was organized on October 5, 2016 in the school auditorium to expose our students with various avenues available to them after class XII.  

The session was divided into two parts, the first part was conducted by Mr. Anubhav Rakheja, a renowned career consultant from Pratham. He spoke about the importance of informed career decisions and mentioned the various changes that have take place in the Delhi University. Students enjoyed his session thoroughly as he kept up them intrigued with his wit and widespread knowledge about the education sector.

The second part of the session was taken by Mr. Eashan and Mr. Vivek Ranjan, career consultants from Career launcher. They spoke about the importance of vocational education and the steps to take up variant career options. The speaker also gave emphasis on the various skill sets required to appear at the competitive examinations and bank upon better job opportunities.

Both the sessions were eye opener to the students as they covered not just the prime areas of science and commerce but gave equal importance to humanities.  Students got an in-depth insight of the various career options and available course opportunities in our country.



CLEANLINESS DRIVE BY PRIMARY WING

“Karma Yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.”

Cleanliness, we all know, is next to godliness.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan our clean India Mission, a national campaign by the Government of India was officially launched on Oct 22, 2014, at Rajghat, by our Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi. Keeping this very spirit alive we at, ‘The Indian Heights’ also carried out the cleanliness drive on Oct 5, 2016, at a nearby public park. Children of the primary wing participated with all enthusiasm and zeal and contributed shramdan. The children were armed with placards with various slogans written by them and head gears (innovative & colorful) with messages (social) highlighted on it.

The little faces were over excited to be a part of it.

Before the children left the school premises to carry out this mission they were motivated by our revered principal Mrs. Archana Narain. She spoke on the need to clean the classrooms, homes & the surroundings. She insisted that one should be clean both physically and mentally. One must speak good and act good too.

The children cleaned the park and in their own little way contributed to the cleanliness of the society at large.

 



School Assembly on Gandhi Jayanti

The students of the primary wing paid their tribute to the Father of the Nation, ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ October 1 2016 by conducting a spectacular assembly adorned with wide array of performances. The day commenced with Bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan’, followed by floral tribute to the great leader by the school coordinators. This was followed by a Kathak performance by the students of class III. Through the dance performance the students invoked the blessings of Lord Vishnu and his ten incarnations. Next  the rendition of a group medley ‘ De Di Hamein Azaadi’ by the students of class IV and V further evoked the patriotic fervour as everyone present joined along and sang the song. The students from class V through a dance drama further highlighted the role of Mahatma Gandhi as the apostle of peace and non- violence which assumes more importance and relevance in the present day scenario at global level. The need of the hour is to inculcate the values like honesty, truth and non-violence in our future generation for which the Mahatma lived and died for.

 



Brown Colour Day Celebration in school

The students from pre primary wing celebrated ‘The Brown Day’ on September 30, 2016 by flaunting the earthly colours in their attire and highlighting its significance. The colour holds a lot of relevance as it represents the colour of soil, of humility and all absorbing  and all forgiving .The little ones spoke on the importance of the Brown colour and also enjoyed delicacies (e.g. chocolates,brownies ,chocos etc.) made or hued in the colour.It was a rich learning experience for the young ones as it taught them the importance of yet another very important colour in their life.Plethora of activities viz ‘Roll the brown ball’, mixing and matching with brown colour,rhymes related to the colour and things associated with it  were conducted in the school premises and last but not the least  the proud Tihsians walked away with a ‘Teddy Bear’ head gear.



Kidzz Number Carnival Week

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

The Kidzz Number Carnival Week culminated with Step I students learning counting through Ice Cream Cone Activity. Ice cream might be fun and yummy to eat, but it can also be used as a treat that gets children excited about practicing important math concepts! In this activity children built ice cream cones as they practiced their counting skills. 

Students of Step II brushed their number names as they associated the number names with the quantity using magnetic numbers.

Kidzz number Carnival for the students of Little Steps was organized with the objectives of making learning easy and enjoyable, to give each child an equal opportunity, to develop not only knowledge but also skills, to create apt learning environment, for better retention of knowledge to help children connect with their teachers easily & to facilitate holistic development (cognitive, linguistic, aesthetic, social, emotional, fine and gross motor skills).

It gave immense satisfaction & joy to the teachers when they could achieve all of these objectives by organizing various activities for the students during the week. We are sure that the learning during this week will last a life time with our students. It was a great learning experience for both teachers & students.

 



Kidzz Number Carnival Week

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

Day four of the Kidzz Number Carnival Week brought in with it beautiful weather making the activities more enjoyable as the students of Step II played Bingo in the school grounds. As they were playing the game for the first time it took them some time to get the hang of the activity but later they enjoyed identifying numbers in their grid and cutting it. They could recognize and cut numbers upto 60 easily and in a fun way.

Students of Step I played Feeding the Monster Activity and learnt their shapes well. They were able to identify objects of different shapes easily.

It was another fun filled day for the students of Little Steps.



Kidzz Number Carnival Week

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

Excitement among students continued on the third day of Kidzz Number Carnival Week as well.

Treasure Hunt was organized for the students of Step I in the foyer. Their eagerness to find the hidden shapes and bringing it to their teachers is worth a mention here. Later they coloured various shapes in different colours in the worksheets provided to them for the follow up of the activity.

Students of Step II played Feeding the Monster. This monster gave directions to the children as to which shape object it would like to eat. It also displayed its happiness and disappointment in case it was fed wrong shape object. Children learned the shapes in a fun way.

These activities not only helped the children to develop their cognitive skills but also their physical, social & emotional skills.



Kidzz Number Carnival Week

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

On the second day of the Kidzz Number Carnival Week, students of Little Steps waited in eager anticipation for their teacher to announce the next activity/game.

Step II students went for a treasure hunt in groups to look for the various cut outs of different shapes hidden by their teacher in the class room. In order to be the first to reach their teacher with their shapes, students were seen frantically looking for shapes in their class room.

Step I students played Number Memory Match Up game where they matched a number with its quantity. The teacher put the cards facing down and one by one students turned the card and match it up with its corresponding quantity.

It was a great learning experience for the students as even the most shy and introverted students took part in the activities organized for them.



Kidzz Number Carnival Week

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

At the Indian Heights school our objective is not to teach the students by force instead they are directed to what amuses their mind so that the genius in each child can be discovered.

Keeping the above objective in mind the school has organized “Kidzz Number Carnival Week” for the students of Little Steps from September 19 to September 23, 2016. Although all learning in the Little Steps is play way learning but the goal of organizing this carnival is to make students enthusiastic about learning their numbers & shapes in a fun way.

First day of the Kidzz Number Carnival saw the students playing Hopscotch in the foyers and learning counting. Students of Step I excitedly hopped to the number spoken by the teacher. This made recognition of numbers for the little ones easy & fun. Students of Step II learned skip counting and backward counting while hopping on the given numbers.

The concepts were reinforced by letting the kids practice the same in the worksheets. We are sure that learning of the concepts through these playway methods will go a long way.



THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL CELEBRATED-GRANDPARENTS DAY

The campus of The Indian Heights School Sector 23, Dwarka witnessed  a special warmth and joy when the   overjoyed Grandpa’s  & Grandma’s entered the school premises as the Little Steps students of the school  geared up to celebrate Grandparents Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  This celebration was to repay the gratitude for the unconditional & relentless love care & affection of the grandparents towards their grandchildren. The program started with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Mr. S.K. Bhattacharya & Guest of Honour Nimisha Rana, along with Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Manager of the School, Mr. Puneet Gupta and the Principal of the School, Ms. Archana Narain. The Principal in her address welcomed the guests and she stressed upon the importance of Grandparents as they not only impart family values to their grandchildren  but their guidance and experience is equally helpful. The Chief Guest in his address emphasized on the importance of co- curricular  activities along with the academics for development of a balanced individual. Guest of Honour, Mrs Nimisha Rana also appreciated the efforts of the school  for organizing such a program.  To entertain their grandparents the tiny tots presented a scintillating program exclusively for their loving Grandparents. The lil’ones dressed up in colourful attire tapped their feet and danced and sang to various tunes. It was an overwhelming feeling for many of the grandparents as tears of happiness welled up from their eyes to see their grandchildren performing on the stage. The Highlight of the program was when grandparents spoke & sang for their grand children from the stage. It was a heartwarming experience for all.  Unconditional love for their grandchildren was clearly visible as a few grandparents came from out of station to be a part of the celebration.  The Grandparents who were as enthusiastic as their grandchildren felt honoured and had a gala time.



The Indian Heights school has been honoured.

 ‘Action is the foundational key to all success.’ 

Once again it is a proud moment for The Indian Heights School as the remarkable and sincere efforts of the school have been recognized and the school has been once again  bestowed with   “Most Influential Brand Award  in Education ”  & “Most Influential Leader  Award in Education” to our Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta in the  ‘ India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015-16’   Award ceremony  held in Mumbai on  September 3, 2016.  The Award ceremony was organized by ‘AsiaOne Magazine & URS Media Consulting.  We extend our heartiest congratulations to our Chairperson for receiving this honour. Lets together keep the momentum of success and make The Indian Heights School  Flag flying high.



Inter-House Parachute Competition

Inter-House Parachute Competition was organized for the students of classes VI-X. Students were briefed about it and then they made the beautiful parachutes creatively using the waste materials, thereby displaying their innovative ideas to create the parachutes. They were also given an objective of landing the chalk safely for which they utilized materials like bubble wrap, cotton, thermocol, empty bottles etc. Further, they deployed their parachutes and were judged on different parameters like construction, deployment and time for deployment. Through this activity students enjoyed and learnt various new aspects of Science.



Adolescence and Health workshop

We believe that no organization can work without the support of multiple stakeholders and our school is no exception. Our major stakeholders are parents who contribute towards our progress through their constant support and enthusiasm.  We would like to thank all the parents who have been participating wholeheartedly in our Home-School Program and enhancing the awareness of our students through their expertise.  Recently one of our Parents Dr. Aarushi a radiologist by profession conducted a workshop for the girls of classes VI-VIII on the topic ‘Adolescence and  Health ’.  In   today’s technology ridden world it has become imperative to provide hands on experience and knowledge to students about health so that they have complete knowledge  about the various health issues and hormonal changes observed in adolescence.

In the session she spoke about the transitional phase in each teenager’s life and the importance of accepting these changes. She emphasized on the importance of sharing one’s thoughts about bodily changes, hormonal influences and maturity with at least one parent, who could satiate their curious minds. It was a very interactive session as eventually the students came over their apprehensions and started asking questions about their physical development and the way their perspectives change over time.



Teachers’ Day Celebrations

“God understood our thirst for knowledge, our need to be led by someone wiser, someone who could see potential and bring out the best in others. So He made Teachers.”

Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at The Indian Heights School  on September 5, 2016 in the school premies. To honour all the teachers who had been instrumental in shaping their lives, the students expressed their gratitude by presenting   colourful programs to entertain their mentors.   Students of  Little Steps and Primary Wing presented a fun filled morning with variety of activities like Music Corners, Tug of War and 50 Meter Race  which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the teachers.

Senior students put up a spectacular show for the occasion. The one-and-a-half hour programme consisted of foot tapping songs, groovy dances and fun-filled interactions with teachers. The event commenced with the school Principal Ms Archana Narain paying a floral  tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a philosopher, scholar, teacher and first President of the country, in whose memory Teachers’ Day is celebrated. In her address, she applauded all the teachers for their invaluable contribution and further reminded the student populace to follow the great  ideals  to remain focused on their objectives and goals to move ahead in life. The other highlight of the day was that students of class XI & XII took over the mantle of responsibility as teachers  and took charge of the school for a day, thus expressing their gratitude towards their teachers .

Later during the day a cultural afternoon was organized to enthrall the teachers.  A scintillating cultural program engrossed teachers in singing, dancing, skit presentation and a fabulous  fashion show followed by lunch. In all it was a memorable day cherished by all the faculty members of TIHS



Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

The entire school was soaked in the spirit of festivity & devotion as the Festival of Ganesh Chatruthi was celebrated with great pomp & show at The Indian Heights School on Septembr 5, 2016.  The pious day was marked by the ‘Moorti Sthapna Ceremony’ in the school to celebrate the festival. Amidst the Bhajans & chanting the Idol of Lord Ganesha was sthapit in the school premises. The Chairperson of the School, Mrs. Madhu Gupta, Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta, Principal Ms. Archana Narain along with students and staff members paid obeisance to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha- God of prosperity luck and fortune. The celebration will take place for five days and will conclude with the immersion of Lord Ganesh on September 9, 2016.  May the Lord Vighana Vinayaka removes all obstacles and shower his bounties and bless all the parents, students and staff of TIHS with prosperity, power, wisdom and all the delights of life.

 



Inter Class Patriotic Song Competition- Little Steps

“May the sun in its course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this our own country…”

Inter Class Patriotic Song Competitions for the   students of Step I & Step II was held recently on August 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016. Students presented group songs with best of props. They paid tribute to their motherland & poured out their love for the country in the form of different songs like Nanha munna,saare jahan se achcha,chodho kal ki baatein, hulke phulke.

Results of the competition are as follows:

Step I

1st position –  Step I Strawberries

2nd position - Step I Peaches

3rd position- Step I Cherries and Step I Mulberries

Step II

1st positionStep II Fledglings

2nd positionStep II Angels & Step II Little Hearts

3rd position- Step II Dew drops & Step II Ducklings



World Scholar’s Cup

‘Each child has the potential to be an achiever’. We bring this motto to reality by providing students with various opportunities which caters to the needs of all. In continuum to this thought, a workshop was organized on August 29, 2016 by a team of experts from the World Scholar’s Cup, which is a Non-profit initiative. The resource people for the day were Mr. Daniel Berdichevsky, founder of the World Scholar’s Cup, Mr. Vishal Verma, program director in India, Ms. Aimee Watts and Ms. Jolene D’Silva.  The World Scholar’s Cup is a global academic tournament that combines debate, collaborative writing, multiple choice tests and multimedia quiz. The core idea is to motivate students to focus on their existing skills and strengths, but also to develop new ones. Today’s session gave students a brief idea about the program.



Workshop by Zee media on their young seeding minds

In today’s world job opportunities rely on the overall personality and skill development of the individuals and not just their mark sheets. In order to produce enhanced and developed young minds we believe in providing opportunities to students in varied fields to achieve the same.

With regard to this, on August 26, 2016 we had a workshop for students of classes VI-XII by Mr. Vaibhav Sharma and Ms. Navneet, representatives from Zee media to talk about their new creative initiative to provide an opportunity to students to be associated with Zee studios to help develop their skills in the field of mass media as well as overall personality development. The workshop was a peek through to the entire program schedule in which the participating students would not only be given the opportunity to visit zee studios and have a memorable experience but also be given online assignments to help enhance their skills sets.



Workshop by CHINH INDIA

The students from classes I - X attended an interactive workshop on August 23 & August 26, 2016 conducted by CHINH INDIA in the school premises. As a part of orientation, short animated movies on issues of social relevance, education and culture were shown to the children. Each screening followed a discussion wherein students expressed their views about the movie and what they perceived from the movie, any message or value delivered. The students were quite enthusiastic and charged up to put across their points of views. Mr. Akshay, the resource person also extended an invitation to the children to be a part of the 10th International Chinh India Kids festival and forum starting from 9th - 14th November 2016. To conclude, it was a rich learning experience for one and all.



Principal of TIHS Ms Archana Narain felicitated

“Woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep” Robert Frost.

 

Success is no accident, but it is sheer perseverance, learning, dedication, sacrifice and most of all the passion for the hard work.  The Indian Heights School is elated to share with great panache about our adored and respected Principal-Ms. Archana Narain being bestowed with the most prestigious ‘Best Citizens of India Award 2016’.  She truly deserves this Award as under her able guidance, the once fledgling school has come of age, grown stronger as an outstanding sought after school. She strongly believes in team work and cultivating leadership in others.

On this occasion of our Principal receiving this most coveted Award, the entire team of The Indian Heights School expresses their profound joy and applaud her for being the torch bearer of the school.  The school indeed is over whelmed and feel blessed.



Janmashtami Celebration

Sri Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated by our Lil\'ones with great devotion and enthusiasm on August 24,2016. The little Krishnas and Radhas looked adorable in their traditional costumes and the entire Little Steps area was transformed into a land of joy, celebrations and happiness .The day began with the assembly in which the teachers & students sang bhajans. The foyers of Little steps were decorated colorfully with Jhankis depicting the birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura Jail, Krishna Jhoola, dahi Handi, Govardhan Parvat, Radha Krishna Temple & Krishna Rukmani Vivaah Mandapam.

Students also took part in Matki Decoration & Crown decoration activities in their classes.

Principal Ma’am blessed the little ones and the teachers on this occasion by being a part of the celebrations. Children danced with their beloved Principal Ma’am & teachers.

We once again thank our parents for their whole hearted cooperation & support.



Scholar Badge Ceremony (Academic Session 2015-16)

‘Knowledge is not something to be packed in some corner of our brain, but is what enters into our being, colours our emotions, haunts our soul, and is as close to us as life itself’.  

The Indian Heights School organised its first Scholar Badge Ceremony for classes I to XII, for the academic session 2015-16, on August 20, 2016. Mr. Devinder Singh, Deputy Director of Education Distt South West B, Najafgarh, was the Chief Guest of the day. School Manager Mr.Puneet Gupta also graced the occasion with his benevolent presence. The programme commenced with the auspicious Lighting of the Lamp followed by a melodious Welcome Song and an enchanting Welcome Dance performance. School Principal Ms. Archana Narain accorded a warm welcome to the esteemed gathering. In her welcome speech, she edified the assembly by motivating students to follow the gospels of success, i.e. Commitment, Hard work, Integrity and Perseverance.  A thought- provoking Mime, compelling the human race to introspect on how we can build a better world by striking the chords  of harmony followed by a soul- stirring dance performance glorifying the need  to Save Water, were the enchanting musical interludes. The proceedings were electrified with the commencement of the awarding certificates and trophies to the meritorious students for their outstanding performance in the session 2015-16. The students scoring 100 % attendance were also felicitated in the ceremony. The Chief Guest Mr. Devinder Singh in his address dwelled upon the ethos of the school to be of service to the society and also lauded the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain and her team for the outstanding achievements garnered by the students. Rendition of the Song ‘We Shall Overcome’ by all the student achievers was mesmerizing as parents also joined and lend their voice to sing the song. The ceremony concluded with the entire congregation singing the national anthem in unison.



Raksha Bandhan Celebrated by Little Steps Students

Little Steps  students celebrated Raksha Bandhan, a festival of love with great enthusiasm & excitement. Students dressed in festive attire tied eco friendly rakhis  to their friends & teachers, thereby strengthening the bond of love & friendship. Students also tied rakhi on the wrist of Principal Ma’am thereby displaying their love & fondness for her. She in turn blessed them with her good wishes.  



Rakshabandhan Celebration at TIHS

To commemorate the sacrosanct bond of love between brother and sister, primary wing students participated in Eco- friendly Rakhi Making Competition on August 16, 2016 in the school premises. The students exhibited great zeal and zest as they made Rakhi with eco- friendly material for the men in uniform. They displayed their creativity and innovative skills while making Rakhis as they used flower petals, leaves, pulses, rice, paper origami , quilling, rangoli colours and turmeric. The students enjoyed the activity as they were sensitized about the concept of making eco friendly rakhis.

The same were  sent to the brave  soldiers of Gorkha Riffles to value their braving efforts and to cherish the spirit of the sacred thread which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments.



Inter-House Patriotic Song Competition

“  Let your heart bask in free spirit, Let your soul soar High Come, celebrate and salute the spirit of spirit”

The students from classes III to V participated in Inter-House Patriotic Song Competition on August 12, 2016. The young singers from each House rendered their voices to instill the atmosphere with pride and patriotic fervor as they sang with passion, using props and in synchronization. Whether it was   Manas House singing ‘Hum Hindustani’ and Prayas House singing ‘ Yeh desh hai veer jaawanon ka’ or Sanskar House rendering their voice to Mera mulk, mera desh ,meraye watan  and Siddhant ‘Takat watan kit hum say hai’, the audience was spell bound and cheered the performances. The judges also applauded and praised the effort put up by the young talented singers as they sang in their sweet melodious voice and infused the feeling of ‘Proud To Be An Indian’



All India Asteroid Search Campaign

All India Asteroid Search Campaign in association with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) is a unique and exclusive International platform created by SPACE for Indian students and amateur astronomers across India since 2010. This year two students, Sahejeet Singh of VIII-A and Aditya Singh Ramola of IX-B, participated from our school in this event. With the successful completion of AIASC they have done 17 preliminary discoveries.

On August 17, 2016 Aditya Singh Ramola gave a presentation on his work and achievements to the students of class VI and VII about the basic information regarding AIASC, and his journey during the campaign. Overall it was a very informative session for the students.



Felicitation for 2015-16 Olympiads ( I-V)

The students from classes I to V were felicitated for their meritorious performance in 15th SOF English Olympiad for the session 2015-16. It was indeed a day to remember as young learners received their medals and were awarded certificates for their outstanding performances. For winners at Zonal and International Level, it was their hard work rewarded all the way as they won an educational DVD ,a gift worth  Rupees One Thousand . The students were filled with enthusiasm and zeal and expressesd their desire rather committed to perform even better in upcoming Olympiads for the session 2016-17.



Saluting the Spirit of 70th Independence Day

Gaiety and patriotic fervour marked 70th Independence Day celebrations in school as everyone in the campus was geared up and enthused for the momentous occasion. The spirit of freedom was vibrantly alive as every person and every corner was adorned in the tri colours of independence.The programme commenced with the unfurling of the National Flag by the Chief Guest Lt.Col I.S Mathur,Ms Mathur,Guest of Honour Col. Sant Tehlan, Chairperson Maam Ms Madhu Gupta,Manager Sir Mr Puneet Gupta and School Principal Ms Archana Narain. This was followed by National Anthem and releasing of Tri colour balloons.The prestigious March Past comprising of four House contingents namely Manas, Prayas, Sanskar and Siddhant filled everyone with pride and honour. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain in her speech exorted upon the students to follow the path of righteousness and work diligently to bring laurels to the country. A cultural programme presented on the occasion mesmerised everyone as students presented colorful performances comprising of patriotic songs, speeches, martial arts display , drills ,Yoga  and dances. The little toddlers made the environment very patriotic by presenting different thoughts related to freedom fighters. Kite Flying competition for the parents was a major highlight of the programme. Addressing the students, the Chief Guest Lt Col Mathur said with tenacity and courage, India has achieved the highest standards in all fields, and it will continue to do so. The scintillating programme culminated with the song Mile Sur Mera Tumhara thus instilling patriotic fervor in one and all.



Story Telling Session ( Classes I – V)

“Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.”

Story telling is about being in touch with one\'s cultural roots. Stories have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education and to preserve culture . Students from classes I-IV had a wonderful time as they had knowledgeable story sessions  on August4,2016 with Ms.Rupashree, the resource person from Scholastic. Ms.Rupasree narrated stories with moral values and discussed with learners about the value derived from each story session. Children got mesmerized and enjoyed it thoroughly.They actively participated in the session and made most of it.

 



A friend in need is a friend indeed

A friend in need is  a friend indeed” A good friend brings a smile on our faces, stands by us and is compassionate, empathetic and enduring. To celebrate this strong emotion of ‘Friendship’ the school conducted a host of activities viz Role Play, Making of Friendship bands and cards and Screening of the movie ‘Jungle Book’. The activities like revelations encouraged the students to value the beautiful gift of friendship.

 Children of classes I to V participated in Role Play activity wherein they enacted on various situations or prompts given on the spot.The students displayed their promptness alongwith powerful oratory skills as they enacted with appropriate expression. They also spoke about the values they learnt from each given situation.

The  following day students made frienship bands.The activity helped in promoting the values of love, affection, empathy, care and respect for each other thereby enhancing the bond of friendship.

The week finally culminated with the screening of movie Jungle Book which learners enjoyed a lot as they rediscovered the characters of the movie together as a group activity.



Tri Colour Day Celebrations in Little Steps

The corridors of Little Steps of The Indian Heights School buzzed with enthusiasm & excitement as the tiny tots celebrated the Tricolour Day on August 12, 2016. The sweet spirit of freedom & Independence was evident as the li’l ones dressed in colours of the tricolour learnt about the significance of these colours in our National Flag. The cut out of Red Fort in the foyer, tri colour balloons and patriotic songs in the backdrop touched a chord in the heart of each and everyone present. Children also did colouring and tearing & pasting activities in the national flag to mark the occasion.

Cherry on the cake was the role play by the teachers based on the story “God is One” to reinforce the value of tolerance among students and to teach them that whatever religion we follow we pray to the same God.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the parents for their efforts & cooperation and wish everyone a very Happy Independence Day

 



Poster Making Competition (VI-VIII)

“ Dream, Dream, Dream! Conduct these dreams into thought, and then transform them into action.”           APJ Abul Kalam Azad

 

Celebrating the spirit of Independence imbued with patriotic fervour, the students from classes VI – VIII participated in Inter-House Poster Making Competition on 11th August 2016 themed ‘India of My Dreams’. The children made beautiful posters as they wielded their brushes and wrote messages to depict India of their dreams. The students showcased their creativity and knowledge as they painted pictures of a beautiful, ideal Dream India. The competition provided a platform to the learners to display their perception and interpretation of India of their Dreams.

 



STORY TELLING HOME-SCHOOL PROGRAM

We have taken our next step in the path of strengthening our relations with parents by involving them in our school program. In lieu of this on August 12, 2016 we had a session on “Story telling” by a very passionate and energetic parent Mr. Anish Aggarwal for Step II Fledglings. 

Story telling is one of the ancient art of connecting to the young creative minds. It enables us to look at the value system in an animated and picturesque manner. Our speaker took the children through a dramatic interpretation of story of “Monkey and Lion”.  Through the session each and every student got to learn moral values of honesty, hard work and unity.



HOME- SCHOOL PROGRAMME

We believe in strengthening the bond between parents and school as both together set the path of knowledge for young minds. To make this motto achievable we have introduced a “Home-school” program in our school, inviting parents to discuss or conduct sessions for our children.

It is very heartening to see that the program had a very successful start on August 10, 2016 by two enthusiastic and passionate parents on varied topics.

Mr. Sanjay Chauhan, took a very interactive session of “Sultan” Movie review for class IV C students. The session was not only entertaining but had an underlying moral quotient that touched the core values of the young. The speaker took the students through an overview of the film and explained various values like hard work, respect for teachers or coach, positive attitude and a never to give up zeal. Students showed excitement and participation throughout the session.

Ms. Virali Goyani took a creative session on Art and Craft for selective students of little steps. She taught students to decorate photo frames using sketch pens and stickers. Students were engaged and excited throughout the session. The session touched upon the creative and artistic zeal in each and every participating student, who enjoyed every second of the activity.



WORKSHOP ON STRESS MANAGEMENT

The students of classes IX-XII attended an enlightening and edifying interactive session on Stress Management on August 8, 2016 conducted by The Brahmakumaris. They enlightened the students by discussing and contemplating the causes of stress and various techniques to deal with it effectively. The main emphasis was laid on positive thinking and acquiring the right perspective. The session culminated by tying rakhis and distributing sweets symbolizing the purgation of thoughts and commitment to spiritual well being.



HEALTH & WELLNESS WEEK AT TIHS

Health and Wellness means the ability to live life fully with vitality and meaning.  Health is a dynamic process because it is always changing.  A lifestyle based on good choices and healthy behaviours maximizes the quality of life. The Indian Heights School  comes out as the Health ATM for the health goals of its parents and students as the school is known for the adage – “You Ask For An Inch – I Shall give You  A Mile”. Believing in this philosophy and to inculcate and imbibe in every student the cardinal values of Health & Wellness, the School has organized a ‘Health and  Wellness Week’ commencing  from August 6th to August 12, 2016 in collaboration with ‘Akash Health Care. This Health Check up & Medical Camp was specially organized for the Parents, Teachers and Students and the overwhelming response of the parents had been very encouraging.

A number of compelling & delightful integrated activities have been planned  for the students to bring out the essence of maintaining Health & Hygiene, Cleanliness, Physical Fitness etc.  involving the students in the week long work out in the form of Power Point Presentations, work Sheets, Collages, Slogan Writing, Quizzes along  with a Medical Camp.  The photographs of other activities of this week will follow soon.



Friendship Day Celebrations in Little Steps

Value of the month- friendship & loyalty

There is nothing on the earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Few things have such a huge impact on happiness and the enjoyment, depth and plain fun of life as the friendships we have. It is a well known fact that the childhood friends and friendships are most cherished relationships in life and it is really a privilege to see some of these friendships being built here in the school.

Friendship Day was celebrated by the students of Little steps on August 8,2016 in the school. Students tied self made bands on the wrists of their friends to show their love and affection for them. These bands were made from eco friendly materials by the students aided by their teachers on August 5, in their class rooms.

Children not only had fun while making & tying these bands but also learnt the importance of friends and friendship in life. We are sure that the li’l ones will cherish these memories and the values they learn through these celebrations throughout their lives.



A Book Fair Organized at TIHS

‘A Book is a dream that you hold in your hand’

Reading encourages a thirst for knowledge so in order to make our students more knowledgeable and avid readers, this quarter a Scholastic Book Fair was organized from 3-6 August, 2016 in the school premises.  The Book Fair on all the three days saw a huge footfall of the students and parents thereby making it a grand success.



Demonstration Classes Shiamak Davar “Have feet, will Dance”

“Be yourself no matter what they say” is what the guru of contemporary dance in India, a choreographer par excellence, Mr. Shiamak  Davar says and believes in. He and his team of choreographers is ever so evolving and modernizing dance scene in India. This was very much evident today in the workshop/demonstration classes in our own school. The two young experts Mr. Vineet and Mr.Amit kept our little ones spell bound , exuberated energy and enthusiasm and kept them on their toes. The swift dance moves, which looked so simple, easy to move and elegant, mesmerized the students and teachers alike. The ever so restless young ones seemed poised and interested in this quality dance training. This training was for the students aged four to fourteen years. This session was thus aptly titled “Have Feet, Will Dance”



Fun Morning For Class II (Orchids,Blue-Bells&Jasmine)

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love-then make that day count!” 

The students from class II Orchids, Bluebells and Jasmine celebrated the Fun Morning as they engaged in number of activities along with their parents in school. The Program began with breathing session where little learners along with their parents indulged in wonderful inhaling and exhaling exercises. This was followed by enacting a scene from the epic Ramayana where students spellbound the audience with their theatre skills. The excited   parents too displayed their rhetorical skills as they enacted and emerged as eloquent speakers. Fun Games were another major highlight of the day. The parents exhibited their skills of time management as they completed the tasks within the stipulated time. The fun filled games like ‘Rearranging Newspapers’, ‘Monsoon Games’ and ‘On the Spot’ games were cheered and applauded by one and all. This initiative of the school is highly appreciated by all the parents.  The School Principal, Ms. Archana Narain also praised the active & enthusiastic  participation of the parents.  The fun-filled program concluded with the mesmerizing balloon dance by the parents. The highly elated parents expressed their desire to have more such programs in future



Euphony 2016-17

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka  conducted Euphony 2016-17 ‘An Amalgamation of Creativity’ with lot of zeal as the event witnessed a whole hearted participation of more than 50 schools  in the vicinity and over 1000 participants in various competitions. Euphony, as an interschool fest aims to integrate young and inquisitive minds to come under one common platform to give shape to their ideas and enhance their skills and knowledge in various competitions. The participants displayed their creativity and talent as they participated in wide array of activities ranging from ‘Mime, ‘Flameless Cooking’, Spin a Yarn, ‘Origami’, Folk Dance Competition’, Wall Magazine’ to name a few. A consistent, strenuous and unbeatable performance was the mantra that inspired all the schools to perform well.  The judges at the event had a tough time as all the performances revealed the untiring effort of the participating schools. They commended and applauded the high level set by schools in their performances. On the basis of their overall participation and scores in all the activities for the two days, ‘Euphony 2016-17’ The Rolling Trophy for Outstanding Performance’ was bagged by The Indraprastha International School’ Dwarka  for their exemplary performance in all the activities. Euphony 2016 was a roaring success and was appreciated by one and all.

 



Euphony 2016-17

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka  conducted Euphony 2016-17 ‘An Amalgamation of Creativity’ with lot of zeal as the event witnessed a whole hearted participation of more than 50 schools  in the vicinity and over 1000 participants in various competitions. Euphony, as an interschool fest aims to integrate young and inquisitive minds to come under one common platform to give shape to their ideas and enhance their skills and knowledge in various competitions. The participants displayed their creativity and talent as they participated in wide array of activities ranging from ‘Mime, ‘Flameless Cooking’, Spin a Yarn, ‘Origami’, Folk Dance Competition’, Wall Magazine’ to name a few. A consistent, strenuous and unbeatable performance was the mantra that inspired all the schools to perform well.  The judges at the event had a tough time as all the performances revealed the untiring effort of the participating schools. They commended and applauded the high level set by schools in their performances. On the basis of their overall participation and scores in all the activities for the two days, ‘Euphony 2016-17’ The Rolling Trophy for Outstanding Performance’ was bagged by The Indraprastha International School’ Dwarka  for their exemplary performance in all the activities. Euphony 2016 was a roaring success and was appreciated by one and all.



Investiture Ceremony of Senior Wing held at The Indian Heights School

If  your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more  then you are a leader’  by John Quincy Adams

The Investiture Ceremony   for the academic session 2016-17 of The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka was held on July 23, 2016 in the school premises. The event was conducted with the highest   degree of sincerity and enthusiasm.  The Chief Guest on the occasion was   Colonel Deepak Puri. The ceremony began with the lighting of the   lamp and welcome song.  The   Chief Guest along with school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain  presented the badges and sashes to the council Members for their respective portfolios and administered the oath of office to the newly elected  Students’ Council. The Principal in her address urged the students to understand the  importance of honesty, integrity and loyalty as they are  vital qualities for positions of dignity. The Chief Guest also through his speech, advised the students to be the architects of the future and builders of a collective vision, thereby leaving behind a legacy for all to cherish. On behalf of the newly appointed Students’ Council - The Head boy –Mohit Mamtani and the Head  Girl – Kritika Sharma expressed their gratitude to the school for reposing faith in them and promised to discharge their duties honestly with utmost commitment and earnestness. The momentous ceremony ended with the school choir’s rendition of “We Shall Overcome” followed by National Anthem.

 



EXCURSION TO AERO-PLANET

‘An excursion is not just pleasure trip. It is an extension of the classrooms’.

Learning becomes everlasting when students have integrated learning experience inside as well as outside the classroom. Memories of school Educational trips are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they are also a fun bonding experience for everyone involved. These outings not only strengthen the bond between the teachers and students but also develop ‘Team spirit’, rejuvenating the students with renewed vigour & zest much needed for healthy mind and body growth.

With the above line of thought the school organized an excursion for the students of Step I to Aeroplanet India, Sector 8 Dwarka on July 22, 2016.

Students enjoyed the trip and got engaged in various fun activities.  They got first hand experience of sitting in Airbus-300 where they were explained about various rules and regulations while travelling in an airplane. They were also given a chance to visit the cockpit. They witnessed the mock smoke and drill and were shown a cargo plane. The cherry on the cake was the entertaining Magic Show. Overall it was an exciting, entertaining and educative experience for one and all.



Show n Tell Competition Step II

I am thankful for……………

Show-n- Tell Competition for the students of Step II was conducted in the school premises on July 21, 2016.

The theme of the competition- “I am thankful for ……….” highlighted the value taken up for the month (Gratitude).  The competition not only demonstrated an understanding of listening and speaking skills of our students but also it helped them to imbibe the value of “Gratitude” as they spoke about the things/people they are thankful for. Our young students overwhelmed the judges and their teachers when they spoke passionately  about their families, natural resources, planet earth, colours, sun, wind among other things they are thankful for.

The props carried by students reflected the interest and participation of the parents in the education of their children. We thank the parents for their effort.

The confidence displayed by all the students was remarkable. It was a tough task for the judges and most of the positions were shared by more than one participant.

 



Investiture Ceremony of Primary Wing Students’ Council Held at TIHS

For honing the skills of potential leaders of the future, and to provide  a platform to showcase leadership skills and abilities  Investiture Ceremony of Primary Wing Students’ Council  of The Indian Heights School was held on July 22, 2016 in the school premises.  Brimming with joy and excitement the  bright and happy students of the Primary Wing witnessed the solemn occasion.  The Chief Guest of the day was  Lt. Gen A C Soneja (Retd) AVSM*, VSM*The parents of the Council Members were also invited to witness the ceremony.  The ceremony began with the lighting of the  lamp  and students sang welcome song.  A beautifully choreographed dance on ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ mesmerized one and all.  The Members of the Students’ Council entered the venue amidst of hushed silence, holding candles to the beats of the drum.  The Chief Guest along with the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain conferred the students with their badges and administered the oath to the Students’ Council.  The Chief Guest in his address congratulated the Parents and students and wished them all the best. Principal, Ms. Archana Narain inspired the students via her speech and encouraged them to shoulder the responsibility with dignity, grace and confidence.  The newly sworn in Members also addressed the gathering.  The program concluded with beautiful rendition of ‘We Shall Overcome followed by National Anthem.  The members of the TIHS family  conveyed their best wishes  for a successful tenure.



Show-‘n’ Tell Competition (Step I)

My Favourite Toy

Show-n-tell competition for the students of Step I was conducted on July 20, 2016.

Show and tell isn’t just about giving the kids a reason to bringing toys to class; each child’s social, emotional and language skills  grows and develops from this activity as the children learn to use descriptive language, practice listening skills and share their special items with others. Sharing prized possession with peers makes for a fun and comfortable learning arena for everyone involved.

It was a real pleasure to see our young ones on the stage and speaking about their favourite toys that varied from colourful Cars to Teddies to Dolls & Barbies.

The confidence displayed by the students impressed the judges and the teachers alike. We thank all the parents for taking efforts to prepare the students for the competition.

 

 

 

 



Inter House Mime Competition (VI – VIII)

“To Speak or Not To Speak”

Mime teaches children the fundamental importance communication plays in drama. It challenges students to produce and convey meaning in a different way. By practicing mime, students begin to understand the importance of body language and how they can use it to communicate to an audience. The students from classes VI – VIII participated in Inter – House Mime Competition on July19, 2016, on the theme ‘Save Environment’. The students performed flawlessly focusing on body language thereby concentrating on the precision in movement. It was an edifying learning experience as the participants displayed a rich amalgamation of movement, observational skills, memory and creative imagination. All the performances were lauded by the judges and cheered by the students.

 



Book Mark Competition (Green World) (VI-VIII)

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

Book Marks play a major constructive role nowadays as they convey relevant messages as reminders on important ethical and moral values. The students from classes VI to VIII participated in interclass Book Mark Making Competition. The Book Mark exhibited the innovative and creative skill of the learners on sensitive issues like ‘Go Green’, ‘Green World’ and ‘Conserving Environment’. It was a learning experience as the students displayed an amalgamation of eye-opening messages and images in designing their Book Mark.



Wall Magazine (VI – VIII)

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man\'s needs, but not every man\'s greed.” 

The students from classes VI – VIII participated in Inter- House Wall Magazine on July 12, 2016. The activity was conducted as an endeavour to strengthen the concept of ‘Go Green’. The students conveyed the message to save environment by drawing beautiful images and pictures supported with alarming and updated facts on environment. The activity was a rich learning experience as the students worked in groups and displayed their creativity and knowledge on the various aspects of environment.



Little Steps Students Celebrated Cultural Fiesta

When we choose to see the children not for their weaknesses but for their strengths, not for their wrongs but for their rights, not for who they were but for who they are & can be. They will rise to the occasion, outshine every expectation & become the person they were always meant to be.

Keeping the above thought in mind, we, at The Indian Heights School provide ample opportunities to our young learners to grow & develop into the person they are meant to be. The learning of our students is not limited to the cognitive development but it also focuses on the kinesthetic and emotional growth as well. To achieve these objectives we have introduced “Cultural Fiesta”-a series of Class Presentations for the students of Step I & Step II.

 Class Presentations are one of the ways to expose the students to various art forms so that they can choose the area of their liking. These Class Presentations also help to strengthen the Home -School Partnership as the parents actively participate and witness their ward’s growth.

The second in the series, “Razzle Dazzle Raindrops”- a class presentation by the students of Step II Ducklings, Step II Fledglings & Step II Little Hearts, was held on July 16, 2016.

Students razzled & they dazzled the audience by their beautiful dance numbers and action songs. The Ramp Walk on rainbow colours by teachers and students got a standing ovation from the parents. The confidence of the student speakers is worth a mention here as they made their parents and teachers proud. The weather of the day too complimented the theme as the rain gods showered their blessings and love on one and all.

We thank all the parents for joining us for the programme as it raises the morale of the students and motivate us to do better. We kudos to their spirit and active participation in the games organized exclusively for them. Thank you all for making the morning fun filled and memorable.



Green Colour Day & Tree Plantation Drive

“One of the best gifts we can give the future generations is a green planet”

‘Green Colour’ is a symbol of prosperity, freshness and progress. The importance of this beautiful color was celebrated by the   students of Little Steps on ‘Green Colour Day’ held on July 15, 2016 in the school premises.  The school witnessed a lot of ‘Green’ in the campus as the Little Steps Students came dressed up in green colour and actively took part in Tree Plantation Drive.  With their little hands they made an effort to make the school campus bright and green by planting saplings and beautiful plants. It was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm and excitement among young students while with the help of school gardener they planted the saplings with utmost care and perfection. This activity marked the perfect culmination to the Green School Week and the Tree Plantation Drive in the school. We sincerely thank our parents for taking efforts to support the school in this initiative.



“Great leaders inspire greatness in others”

The election for the selection of the Junior Council Members was carried out in the school auditorium on 14 July 2016. Candidates from classes IV and V contested for the various posts. It was indeed heart whelming to hear the speeches made by the young, aspiring leaders, as they displayed their rhetorical skills quoting excerpts from famous speeches delivered by some of the eminent torchbearers of the world.  The contestants campaigned using props to emphasize their dedication.  Most of them stressed on the fact that a leader has the vision and the conviction to achieve a dream. The audience also as good and patient listeners heard each contestant and applauded all of them with cheers. The event ended as the students exercise their right to franchise and cast their valuable votes for the deserving candidates for the respective portfolios.



Go Green Week Celebrations

The school orchestrated various Inter-Class Competitions as a part of the ‘Go Green Week’ celebrations for classes I-V. The Folder- Making Competition showcased the myriad innovative ideas by our young artists. The Painting Bonanza too displayed a riot of colors as each child beautifully painted his/her vision of a green earth.  One couldn’t help but marvel at the avant-garde display of head gears by the participants of the Head-Gear Competition. They all sure did give our judges a tough time for the selection of the winners.  



ELECTIONS FOR STUDENT COUNCIL 2016-17

Regardless of who wins, an election should be a time for optimism and fresh approaches”

There was a time when politics was associated with only the middle-aged and senior citizens. The presence of youth in politics was not welcomed, with the exception of a few. However, in a country with the world’s largest youth population, it is no doubt that their voice matters. In the past few years, there has been a huge rise in the involvement of students in politics. The seeds for such involvements are sown from the school life of the student. Election for the student council was conducted on July 13, 2016 for the academic session 2016-17. Nominated students of classes XI & XII announced their candidature and campaigned with lots of enthusiasm. The candidates shared their visions with the student body in their speeches. Students of classes VI – XII voted for their choice of candidates. Now after the commencement of Election Procedure the entire school looks forward to have another gala even i.e. forming of Student Body, an Investiture Ceremony.



BALLOON BURST RACE (CLASS-II)

An enjoyable Balloon Burst Race was organized on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 for the students of class II. Children holding colourful balloons were asked to run with their balloons and burst them. They enjoyed this activity very much and participated with full enthusiasm



SallyRideEarthKAM(Class – VIII)

To explore world from the perspective of International Space Station (ISS), NASA programme SallyRideEarthKAM invites students and teachers around the world. In thisprogrammestudents submit the request to have a digital camera aboard the ISS to capture images of places almost anywhere on the Earth. This project was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride (America’s first woman in space) in 1995 and was named SallyRideEarthKAM in May 2013 in honor of the late astronaut.

A two-day workshop was conducted on 12-13 July, 2016 for the students of class VIII in which students were introduced with the programme, its aim, conduction and its merits. Students used Sally Ride EarthKAM interface and requested for the images of different places of Earth like Bergerac in France, Lost Greek reservoir, Mc Donald Island etc.The learners participated with great interest and added a new drop to their knowledge pool.



Celebrating the Green School Week

\"The only countries that are going to do well in the future are those that win the green race.\"

To reiterate their pledge to protect the environment and to take care of their Mother Earth, our students enthusiastically participated in Tree Plantation drive held on 11th & 12th July, 2016. The students planted various types of plants some of them being Jacuranda (niligul mohar), Queen’s flower, Queen’s Crups, Indian laburnum and many more in and around the school premises. The school Gardner also guided the students how to water the plants. The school Principal, Ms Archana Narain along with teachers also planted the saplings. In her address on the occasion, she reminded the students about the immense importance of trees in our environment and how in the long term, the economic sustainability will depend on ecological sustainability. She also emphasized the importance of conserving our planet and preserving it for our future generations and we can do it only when we actively take care of the green quotient on our planet.



Healthy Snack Making Activity

Hippocrates said - “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Healthy and bright children with better learning abilities is the reward when good eating habits are introduced in the early years. Eating a healthy diet is important for everyone, but children in particular need to receive all of the necessary nutrients for growth and development especially in today’s world of fast life and fast food.

To reinforce this idea among our students a Healthy Snack Making activity was conducted for Classes Step I & step II on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Students brought ingredients from their home and with the help of their teachers prepared & enjoyed delicious and healthy snacks full of good nutrients. Through this activity awareness was created among the students about the importance of healthy eating for a long and fulfilling life.



Workshop on Introduction of Robotics Club (IV – IX)

“The world of tomorrow is going to be very different than what we see today. It’s important that we expose our children to Programming or Logic Building at a young age.”

The students from classes IV to IX attended an informative workshop on Robotics on July 11, 2016. The workshop was incredible as the students learnt about amazing world of robotics. The workshop acquainted the learners with the ideas, material and hands-on experience about the robotics as it provided a platform to create and design robots by assembling gadgets and later on making them perform many new unexplored tasks. The learners showed their utmost enthusiasm and joy during the workshop



The Indian Heights School Principal has been honoured !

Education and learning are the most important processes in today’s society. Education makes people independent, builds confidence and self-esteem, which is very important for the progress of a country and  to bring new reforms for the development of the society. But to bring these changes and to become instrumental in the process requires, knowledge, vision, dream, passion and a lot of hard work. Ms. Archana Narain, Principal, The Indian Heights School,  Sector 23, Dwarka is one of those visionaries who believe that only through education we can bring significant reforms in the society and prepare our young learners to become future leaders.  She is a remarkable picture of vision and ideal.  A thorough academician with a professional approach, she is a dynamic leader whose motto has always been to “Better the Best”.  She has contributed immensely in the development of education in her career spanning more than 2 decades.  Her hard work and passion to make  learning a joyous experience for every child have been recognized by   India International Friendship Society   when during a Conference at The Indian International Centre, New Delhi  has bestowend her with ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’ on June 9, 2016 for her tremendous contribution  & meritorious  work in the field of education. The occasion was graced by various Cabinet Ministers from the Centre & States, Members of Parliament, renowned Industrialists and Social Workers.  It is a proud moment for everyone.  The students and staff along with school Management wishes heartiest congratulations to her for receiving such an honour.



CELEBRATING SUCCESS OF CLASS XII STUDENTS

Our students have  brought laurels to the school  by their  excellent and outstanding   performance in  class XII Board examinations in the session 2015-16. To appreciate, pat the hard work and to celebrate the success and glory of our students in their class XII result, the school invited them to tete-a-tete on May 28, 2016 in the school premises.  The students brimming with joy shared their experiences of class XII board exams and also the memorable moments and all the fun and enjoyment they experienced during the course of their journey.  Our confident students shared with proud what all entrance examinations they are preparing for and also where they have been selected and what are their future plans.  It was heartening to know and see that they have become so focused  towards their career and how seriously they are preparing themselves to take a lead in life. It also felt nice to know that the hard work which the school did towards grooming their personality and confidence was shaping well which was quite evident from their talks and future plans. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, expressed her joy on their success and congratulated them for their achievement. She also wished them all the best for their embarkment on a new journey.  This get-together was not only enjoyed by the students and teachers but has gone in the  annals of their alma mater which will be cherished  in the times to come.



TIHS JOINS HAND WITH IPYG TO BE A PEACE PROMOTER

Our school has joined hands with IPYG-International Peace Youth Group’ who is working towards bringing peace and harmony in the world.  Recently a most historic event has been conducted by IPYG which is ‘Proclamation Ceremony on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War’.  We, at The Indian Heights School believe that our young ambassadors are our future leaders and it is the responsibility of the school to inculcate values of peace, harmony and brotherhood among our learners and foster them to become peace advocates all around the world . With this belief the school is conducting a week long “Off line  Petition” from May 10, 2016  which our students have very enthusiastically started signing  with   a promise to promote  peace.



‘Power Point Presentation & Pen Picture of the Artist’

Students of classes X-XII prepared ‘Power Point Presentation’ on May 9, 2016.  The students were divided into two teams and each team prepared a Power Point Presentation capturing the creativity of any two artists of the world. Through this activity students got an opportunity to learn and present their IT skills. This activity was followed by preparing Pen Picture of the artists wherein they did research work and then displayed information regarding the life, work & achievements of the artists. Later our students shared their work with the Partner school, Theo Koch Schule, Germany.  Students from our Partner school also shared their Power Point Presentations with our students.



Wall- of- Fame

 A Wall-of-Fame was created on May 10, 2016 by the students of classes X-XII  wherein they choose two  famous artists  from allotted countries namely, UK, France, Italy, Mauritius and Germany.   For this activity the students were divided into teams and were allotted five countries namely UK, France, Italy , Mauritius and Germany. The prelude to the activity was a thorough research work and accumulation of data which was clearly evident on the boards. The students participated with passion to showcase their creativity and imagination on the boards with multifarious ideas based on   aesthetic appeal, creativity and presentation. The activity helped the students acquire knowledge about varied artists and their art forms.



Quiz Competition

A very interesting and informative Quiz Competition was conducted on May 11, 2016. The students of classes X-XII were divided in to four teams and each team was consisted of three participants.  The  Quiz was based on the art and creativity of artists from Italy, UK , France , Germany and Mauritius. In all there were four rounds namely the Question-Answer round, the Visual round, the Audio round and the Buzzer round. The questions ranged from varied artists and their works in various fields like literature, art etc. The activity was a truly enriching experience for the students as they were exposed to various research tools to acquire the desired information. The activity not only helped them develop a sensitivity towards different genres of art   but also helped them widen their prospective about diversity in creativity.



A Capacity Building Program on Gender Sensitivity by CBSE held at The Indian Heights School!

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

A Capacity Building Program on Gender Sensitivity’ held at The Indian Heights School on May 17,2016 under the aegis of CBSE. The CBSE Resource Person Ms Sudha Acharya and Ms Kamalpreet Kaur implored on the need to Gender and reconsidering classroom dynamics using Gender Sensitive Padagogical practices. They also emphasized on role of the teachers as the most valuable resource of an educational institution and that how they not only transact curriculum but are also responsible for generating enthusiasm for learning. The teachers of the The Indian Heights School along with teachers from other schools in the vicinity (in and around Dwarka) participated in the informative workshop. The edifying training session equipped the teachers with knowledge, skills and attitudes and methodologies that promote gender equality thereby enabling them to disseminate the desirable attitude based on mutual respect and trust between the learners.



TOFEL Workshop at TIHS

Our Aspirations are our Possibilities”

On May 13, 2016 a workshop on TOEFL( Test of English as Foreign Language ) was conducted for the students of  classes IX – XII of TIHS. The resource person for the same was Ms Shweta Bhardwaj, an expert from Educational testing services. The importance of TOEFL and the areas of testing were discussed in detail. The steps and requirements of giving TOEFL were also highlighted. The session concluded with a Question-Answer Session and feedback by the students.The workshop will prove highly beneficial for the students  planning their careers abroad.



Prize Distribution Ceremony

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

 

The Prize Distribution ceremony for the Inter School Competitions (academic session 2015-16) was held on May 10, 2016 to felicitate the students who participated in different interschool competitions and displayed a spirit of outstanding performance. The excellence achieved by the gifted, determined and committed students in academics, sports and co-curricular activities was celebrated and given due recognition as they were awarded certificates, medals and trophies for their meritorious performances. It was indeed a proud and much awaited moment for the students as they were cheered and applauded by everyone. The students on their part also vowed to bring more laurels to the school in the new session 2016 -17.

 



Mother’s Day celebration at The Indian Heights School

‘A mother can replace all persons but she is a person whose place no one can take”

Mother is the creator of future.  She is the torch bearer for her children.  A woman can take on any role and give it a direction but the role of a mother is forever and eternal.  To salute the mothers & to celebrate this precious and very important person in everyone’s life, the Little Steps students of The Indian Heights School celebrated Mother’s Day with the theme, ‘The Gen-Next Mom-a beautiful amalgamation of East & West’ with excitement & enthusiasm on May 10, 2016 in the school premises.  The Guests on the occasion were Ms. Neeti Dixit and Ms. Aparna Sehgal.  The program started with the lighting of the Lamp followed by Ganesh Vandana.  Little steps students displayed their emotions and love by presenting ‘Mother word acrostic’ and a beautiful song on ‘Mothers’. The senior students gave heart touching performances on gender sensitivity and drug addiction amongst school students.  The teachers put the stage on fire by a wonderful dance number.  However, the highlight of the event was the Ramp Walk by the happening and savvy mothers of Little Steps students.  We thank all the Mothers who performed and exhibited their talent on the stage.  The proud winners of the Ramp Walk Competition were Ms. Ruchi Kapoor, mother of Chahat Kapoor of class Step-II Fledgling  was the 2nd runner up, Ms.Preeti Bhatnagar  mother of Manya Bhatnagar  of class Step-II Fledgling  was  the Ist  runner up and Ms. Kreeti Jamwal mother of Kavya Jamwal of class Step-II Dewdrops bagged the 1st position.  The program was a huge success and appreciated by one and all.



MERCURY TRANSIT EVENT AT TIHS

“Astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the opportunity of this world to the other” 

An evening observation was organized for the students of class IX where they got the opportunity to observe the rare Celestial event Mercury Transit. The planet Mercury passed in front of the sun as seen from the Earth. Students were taught about the phenomenon with the help of a presentation and video. They observed and performed various experiments. Transit of Mercury cannot be seen through naked eyes as it can harm our eyes, so students used various Safe Solar Observation Methods like: Telescopic Projection, Ball Projection, Safe Solar goggles and pinhole projector. We in India had approximately 2 hours of observation of the Transit. From India, the next Mercury Transit will be visible only in 2032. Students were indeed very happy to be a part of this rarest event.

 



Poster Making Competition on ‘No Tobacco Day’

The students from classes VI to VIII participated in poster making competition on May 3, 2016 to generate awareness about the detrimental effects of tobacco on one’s health. The theme for the year 2016 “Tobacco: A leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases.” The students strongly condemned the use of tobacco as they wielded their brushes to portray the harmful and alarming effects of tobacco. Through awareness-raising slogans the learners further penned the menace of tobacco, consumed in any form is injurious to health . It was a learning experience as the students revealed their creativity and general awareness to show their concern for the observance of World No Tobacco Day.

 



LIFE SKILLS - “Great First Impression”

The mission of the Life Skills Program is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful individuals and life-long learners. As the new session has commenced, we have started with the module called “Great First Impression” to teach students the importance of leaving a lasting impression on others and specially, on someone whom we meet for the first time. First impression is formed by the way you are: dressed, your body language and your mannerism. They will also learn that making a great first impression is imperative for becoming an influential leader.

 

Date                          Class                                         Topic

4th April              VI-A &VIII-B                    Great First Impression

13th April           VI-B, VI-C & VII-A           Great First Impression

21st April           VII-B                                Great First Impression

27th April          VI-B,VI-C, VII-A              I’m Here Too

27th April          VII-A                               Dressing For Success



Peer Interact Club Members took Workshop on “GENDER SENSITIZATION”

A workshop was conducted on Gender sensitization by the Peer Interact Club Members for classes VI-XI on May 3, 2016. Gender sensitization has become the need of the hour in today’s changing time when efforts are put in providing equal opportunities to both genders. The Members spoke about Gender Equality, Equity, Gender bias and Gender roles. They emphasized on the pivotal role the youth of today play in bringing about reformatory changes in perspective towards Gender equality. Through this awareness program, the Club Members are encouraging students to look within self and develop respect for each and everyone.



SCHOOL ASSEMBLY ON INTERNATIONAL LABOUR DAY, 2016

The students from classes I to XII conducted a school assembly on May 2, 2016 to observe  ‘Labour Day’ to generate awareness about Dignity of Labour and value the same as an indispensable resource of the society.

The assembly began with the rendition of prayers in Sanskrit, Hindi and English followed by one minute meditation. The students then shared facts about the Labour Day celebration. Through speech, the student highlighted the role and importance of every individual in the making of nation and lauded the ceaseless efforts of the work force of the nation and the school in particular.The highlight of the day was a short interview conducted by the students of Primary wing where they asked some general questions from the school supporting staff about their hobbies and likes and dislikes. The workers were also overwhelmed as they watched the assembly and expressed their gratitude towards the School Management, teachers and students for their endeavour.Everyone present congratulated the workers and thanked them for their selfless services and for their priceless contribution towards the smooth functioning of the institution. The programme came to a close with the recital of the national anthem. 



Fun Morning at TIHS

The school premise was abuzz with fun and gaiety on April 30, 2016, when the parents of class I were here to be part of the Fun Morning. The morning provided an opportunity for the parents to interact with the facilitators on an informal atmosphere. The students enthralled their parents with colourful dance presentations. The parents too cheered and clapped for them all the way. The coordinator, Ms Meghna Yogesh addressed the parents and apprised them of the functioning of the primary wing and implored the parents to be equal partners in helping the students adapt to the changes that coming to primary wing entails. This endeavour by the primary wing was highly appreciated and the principal Ms. Archana Narain reiterated the fact that parents at home and teachers at school together form a strong base for the development of the child and together we will be able to give them the roots to grow and the wings to fly.  There were fun filled games for the parents in which they participated wholeheartedly. The parents went away satisfied and happy.



Cultural Fiesta Heaven on Earth-My Family

The highest function of education is to bring about an integrated individual who is capable of dealing with life as a whole.” -J. Krishnamurti

At the Indian Heights School, our endeavour is to provide holistic education to our students. The learning of our students is not limited to the cognitive development but it also focuses on the kinesthetic and emotional growth as well.

We also believe in strong Home School partnership. To achieve these objectives we have introduced “Cultural Fiesta”-a series of Class Presentations for the students of Step I & Step II.

The first in this series “Heaven on Earth- My Family”- a class presentation by students of Step II Angels and Step II Dewdrops, was held on April 30, 2016.

Children danced, sang and shared their views on the theme. It was an overwhelming feeling for the parents and facilitators alike to see the growth and confidence of the tiny tots, who joined our school last year in Step I.

The entertaining dance performance by our teachers was appreciated by one and all.

We thank all the parents for joining us for the programme as it raises the morale of the students and motivates us to do better. We also applaud the parents for taking active part in the games organized for them. Kudos to their spirit.

Thank you all for making the morning fun filled and memorable.



Inter House Dance Competition (Classes VI-VIII)

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body

Dance is a vital way of communicating at individual, community and global level. Dance enables pupils to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. To develop an understanding and appreciation of a range of dance skills and styles and to further enhance the skill of self expression  comprising of body and facial gestures the students from classes VI – VIII participated in an Inter House Solo Dance competition  on April 28, 2016. All the participants from the four houses showcased their talent as they expressed themselves in dance form with rich amalgamation of facial expressions and body gestures. The performances enthralled one and all present there.

 



CAREER COUNSELING WORKSHOP

A Career Counseling workshop was organized at school on 29th April, 2016 for classes XI and XII. The workshop highlighted the available career opportunities for students in the U.S.A. Mr. Yasir Ansari, the Director of SIMPLE ED. a prominent professional dealing with admission in the U.S.A addressed the gathering of the students. He was accompanied by two University representatives. The speakers were Ms. Nicole from Ohio and Mr. Adam from Manchester. They enthralled the students with wit and relevant information regarding their career options and interests abroad. The discussion centered on the various cultural exchanges provided at the undergraduate level. Overall it was an informative and interactive session which left the students aspiring to know more and study at the Universities abroad.



MOCK DRILL CONDUCTED AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL, DWARKA

A Mock Evacuation Drill was conducted on April 25, 2016 in the school premises to prepare everyone for the correct code of conduct in case of an unforeseen disaster. Prior to the commencement of the exercise, the Principal shared the details and significance of conducting this mock drill.  Students were apprised with Dos’ & Don’t about the evacuation drill.  Students and teachers were split into various teams to carry out the mock drill. The “evacuation” operation began moments after the alarm.  Books were abandoned and bags shoved aside as students dived under their desks for cover and with the second alarm students formed themselves into neat lines and prepared to walk briskly through the escape routes to the school ground. As instructed, they correctly held their hands over their head protecting it from damage from any falling objects. There were no collisions between classroom lines and no confusion regarding the routes. The students were immediately evacuated from their classrooms and asked to gather at the assembly area. The Mock Drill was successful as everyone performed on cue and  all the students reached the safe area, the school ground on time. It ended with complete head count.



Inter House Board Decoration Competition

“Space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows and only a kind union of the two will preserve an independent reality”

The Inter-House Board Decoration Competition was organized for the students of class VI on April 26, 2016 on the theme “ISRO and its Mission” to celebrate Global Astronomy month. Students participated with passion to showcase their knowledge and imagination on the boards with varied and inventive ideas. Each house displayed the research on the topic as the information revealed amazing facts about ISRO and its valuable contribution in bringing India at par with other nations of the world in the field of Astro physics and new space explorations. The students also explained their board to the judges and won their appreciation.



Students of Class VII Celebrated 26th Anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990, and remains in operation. Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble, and is one of NASA\'s Great Observatories. Students of class VII celebrated its 26th Anniversary in school on April 26, 2016 by making models of Hubble Space Telescope displaying a true competitive spirit. Students exhibited enthusiasm and used their imagination to make Hubble space telescope from the waste material. The highlight of the competition was a working model made by one of the participating teams using lenses. It was indeed a real tribute by young budding scientists to mark the 26th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.



‘ECONS’ bestows another Prestigious Award to The Indian Heights School

The feeling of comfort and ease with which a student can spend his day in school marks his rate of learning and development.  The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka strives to provide student-friendly amenities throughout the year.  The planning of every new venture and structure is done keeping in mind the student’s educational perspective which in turn becomes an assisting tool in our consistent growth.  Our remarkable and sincere efforts have been recognized as the school has been honoured with yet another award during an ‘Education Summit’ on ‘Paradigm of Education System’ under the category, ’Innovative School Wide Program’ by Confederation of Education Excellence- ECON. We are determined to focus our interminable efforts in maintaining the same level of excellence. Our heartfelt congratulations to the students, teachers and parents for taking the school to greater heights.



Earth Day Celebration at TIHS

The Earth is ailing, she’s crying out for help from the very people who are destroying her. She’s urging the destroyers to turn saviours and try and undo the damage so that she ails no more. It might take some time, but one step in the right direction becomes a giant leap and one tiny effort by a concerned, conscious human being becomes a movement.

A School Assembly on the occasion was conducted by the Primary Wing. The thought, vocabulary word and facts were suitable to the occasion. A special Earth Day song was presented by the junior choir. ‘The piece de resistance’ was the mime presenting the plight of the creatures that make their home in the trees. It was enjoyable and poignant at the same time. The message conveyed by the presentation was to treat each day as Earth Day.

Various activities and competitions were also organized on the occasion with the aim to make the students realize the importance of recycle, reuse and reduce which is the need of the hour. Class I had LITTLE HANDS, BIG EFFORT- Badge Making with recycled and reused material. Class II students had the opportunity to show their creativity by expressing themselves through drawing. Classes III, IV and V had to wear their creative hats and produce a brand new item from old, reused, recycled material in KABAAD se JUGAAD.

The students showcased their creativity and also their concern for saving the planet. The day was a testimony of our commitment towards making our planet greener, fresher and more beautiful.

 



‘SUN-Day’ week at TIHS

Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the heat and light of the Sun, the Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The Sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life on Earth. To generate awareness on the importance of Sun in our life,a ‘SUN-Day’ week has been organized in the school from April 22, 2016. Students from class I-X took part in this event. Various methods to observe the Sunlike observation through Pinhole Projector, with Safe Solar Goggles and Telescopic Observationwere taught to students with hands-on-experience. The amazing and thrilling experience for students was when they saw the dry leaf burning because of the light coming from the Telescope after reflection.



GLOBAL STAR PARTY at TIHS

A Moon and Planet watch was organized on Monday, 18 April, 2016 in the school premises for the students of grade III. More than 150 parents and grandparents with their wards turned up to see our natural satellite and planet Jupiter with its visible moons. The event was more special as it was Moon and Jupiter conjunction which itself is a rare event. The whole evening was dedicated to the most ancient and fascinating branch of Science i.e. Astronomy. The sighting of the moon and Jupiter was clubbed with lot of activities related to astronomy which saw the participation of one and all with utmost enthusiasm. This was an interactive, informative and fun zone organized in the school for the budding astronomers.

The Astronomy Exhibition showcased lot of activities like Pop Rocketry, Stomp Rocketry, Shoot the Alien, Terrestrial Observation, Catch the Meteor. The highlight of the event was observing the amazing features of the moon surface and Jupiter with its moon using different types of telescopes.

The evening turned out to be an enjoyable and happening one, everyone cherished the images of Jupiter’s moons and our natural satellite- Moon.



My Health My Wealth ISA Activity

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD: The International School Award is a prestigious badge of honour for schools that can bring an international dimension to teaching and learning. The International School Award is a British Council’s accreditation scheme rewarding schools with a notable global element in their curriculum.

Our school has been honoured with  International School Award, second time in a row for maintaing a global outlook and bringing  international dimension  in the curriculum.  This year, once again a lot of collaborative and non collaborative activities have been planned month wise like ‘My Health My Wealth’ in the month of April, ‘Our  Artists our Pride’ in the month of May, ‘Cuisino Quest’ in the month of July  and many more which the students will be doing  throughout the year towards the ISA award.

‘My Health, My Wealth’ being the First  ISA Activity is conducted in the month of  April, 2016.  Under this Activity the students will be taking part in Yoga Competition, Debate Competition, and Nukkad Natak.

 

Intra Class Yoga Competition

The first in the series under ‘My Health My Wealth’ ISA Activity was Inter Class Yoga Competition which  was conducted on April 9, 2016 and students of class VII took part in the activity . “Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.” Meditation and Yoga contribute directly and greatly improve the mental focus and concentration among the school students. With learning objective to perform and imbibe the benefits of Yoga and its asanas students showcased a rich amalgamation of strength and flexibility. The student in their appropriate costume were divided into two Teams ‘Strikers’ and ‘Warriors’. The participants performed five ‘Asanas’ that were compulsory and two ‘Asanas’ which were elective. The competition witnessed a rich display of calmness and sharp concentration as the students performed the flawlessly and with lot effort culminating the event into a memorable one. Through the activity the participants as well as the students imbibed the knowledge and merits of following a regular regime of Yoga.



Debate Competition

The second  activity in the series was a Debate Competition on the topic- “Junk Food is more popular than the Nutritious food” which was conducted on April 11, 2016 by the students of class VII.  The aim of this activity was to sensitize them on eating good, healthy and nutritious food & making them aware about the ill effects of junk food. Through this debate competition students got an opportunity to see the other side of the argument, and views of the opponent team.  Students did a thorough research work to prove their views.

The participants displayed their strong rhetorical and oratory skills as they vehemently expressed their views before the house in favour of and as well as opposing the topic. The judges praised the zeal and the presentation skills of all the participants as they spoke on the topic supported with appropriate facts and figures and quoted real life examples. The debate was indeed a rich learning experience for the students and for everyone present as they gained knowledge on eating nutritious food and about harmful effects of eating junk food.



Nukkad Natak on the theme “ Mera Swasthya, Meri Sampatti”

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.\" 

The third activity in the series was the Nukkad Natak conveying the global message of eating healthy and nutritious diet to stay mentally and physically fit was performed by students on class VIII on April 13, 2016.  The activity was conducted with the learning objective to inculcate the research work and perform on the disadvantages of adopting unhealthy eating habits. The children performed and through vivid enactments on given situations reaffirmed the important value and concept of healthy eating habits. The skit highlighted how in the present scenario of fast pace , everyone from children to grownups tend to underestimate and overlook the benefits of eating homemade food and suffer. The realization occurs when it’s too late and at times at the cost one’s health and body. Through this  activity the learners imbibed the  knowledge about eating homemade food and not to adopt unhealthy eating habits which at a later stage prove detrimental to one’s health.

 



YURI’S NIGHT Celebrated at TIHS

Yuri\'s Night is an international celebration held every year on April 12 to commemorate milestones in space exploration. It is named after Yuri Gagarin, the first human to launch into space on April 12, 1961 in Vostok Capsule. The launch of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission, is also honored, as it was launched 20 years later on April 12, 1981.

To celebrate this day various activities were conducted in the school. The day commenced with morning assembly dedicated to the great cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and his life. School Principal Ms. Archana Narain and students from different classes wrote messages for Yuri Gagarin and Russian Space Centre. An informative slide share was shown in all the classes about the journey of Yuri Gagarin into space and his contribution as an astronaut. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by the students as they paid tribute to the first man who went to space, and for his creditable job towards humanity and society as a whole.



SallyRide EarthKAM Workshop at TIHS

A one-day SallyRide EarthKAM workshop was conducted on 13 April, 2016. Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students) is a NASA program that invites students and teachers around the world to explore earth from the perspective of the International Space Station (ISS). During three to five EarthKAM missions students can submit request to have a digital camera aboard the ISS to capture images of places almost anywhere on the Earth. This project was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride (America’s first woman in space) in 1995 and was named as KidSat but later changed to SallyRide EarthKAM in May 2013 in honor of the late astronaut.

A presentation was given to students during their classes which included the aim, conduction and about the merits of this workshop. The students then got hands on experience to locate and request for places on Earth. Around 30 students from class VIII successfully requested for their location images using this interface. The zeal and excitement of the students was very much evident as they requested for beautiful places on earth like Queen’s Island, Twin’s Island, Himalayan Ranges, and K2 Mountain.



Cleanliness Drive by TIHS Students

Our school has been a believer and an initiator of the cleanliness philosophy. The application of the drive always is a great source of energy and work power for both the facilitators and the students. Such an opportunity presented itself on 18 April, 2016. The “Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get- Together”, Dwarka along with students of our school took a proactive step to create awareness about a clean city. It started from The Indian Heights School at 8am and went up to DDA Sector- 23 covering the ‘Mall’. The students of class XI along with Ms. Bhavya, the school counselor walked with informative banners across the route. The group of students was able to convince the shopkeepers of the area to clean the garbage around their market. It was a very successful drive as around 20 people from the Municipal Corporation were found cleaning the streets  and the footpaths.



Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

The Indian Heights School conducted a workshop on soft skills for the students of classes of IX-XII on April 13, 2016. The theme taken for the workshop was “Attitude for Altitude” and the resource person for the same was Ms Shweta Rajput, an Image Consultant with an experience of over eight years. The workshop commenced with the resource person’s highlighting the importance of achieving goals through behavioral changes and good communication skills. During the workshop the students were shown motivational video clips which highlighted the various factors that determine the attitude of a person. The students were also told about the vices of procrastination The workshop concluded with the resource person giving a nine step approach to attitude adjustment.



Workshop in Association with Malta University

Warm ties between countries coupled with opportunities abroad are the dream ground for educational progress. The said philosophy was the cradle of the Ambassador of Malta’s visit to the Indian Heights School Dwarka on 11April ’16. His Excellency Mr. Stephen Borg’s visit marked the occasion of a workshop as a part of our EDUCATIONAL PURSUIT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

The various schools from all over Delhi also had their students and teachers as participants of the said workshop. The day began with a pleasant welcome to the Maltese Ambassador.  This was followed by greetings to the guest speakers and professors of the University of Malta. The event commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the School Principal Ms. Archana Narain, His Excellency Stephen Borg, Professor Stabile and Dr. Mollicone. The Sanskrit prayer from Upanishad accompanying the ceremony talked about the transcendental journey of the soul from unreal to real, darkness to light and death to immortality. To welcome all the distinguished guests the students of the school choir presented a special song. Our Principal Ms. Narain presented the guests with a potted plant as a token of affection. The plant thus gifted denotes a steady flow of life force from one region to another. The auspicious glow of the lamp created an ambience for invocation of the Lord Ganesha. The prayer dance was followed by a display of the vibrant energy of the Indian Folk culture. The students performed to a folk song of Tamil Naidu. The cultural moments gave way to an inspiring and spirited speech by His Excellency Stephen Borg. His Excellency spoke about education being the thread to strengthen the bond between the countries. He advocated one to one interaction between educators, students and the policy makers. Walking together is a way of deepening each other’s knowledge. Mr. Ambassador stated the importance of research and innovation which further leads to lucrative opportunities of employment in one’s own country and abroad. Professor Stabile and Dr. Mollicone spoke about the foundation courses which are a platform for getting enrolled into degree courses. They further spoke about their island country which boasts of a 7000 years old history with English being their official language. Dr. Mollicone spoke about the engineering course which lasts up to 4 years and the university preparing nearly 100 students for the same. Professor Stabile spoke about the 5 year degree course in medicine in a state of the art Malta University. The workshop was concluded with an enthusiastic session of question and answer between the students of various schools and the guest speakers. The workshop was followed by an informal interaction between His Excellency Mr. Stephen Borg and the Indian school Principals to explore possibilities and future avenues for collaborative projects



Yoga Competition (Class VII)

“Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward. \"   

Yoga & Meditation contribute directly to a healthy life and it also greatly improve the mental focus and concentration among the school students. The students of class –VII, participated in an Intra class Yoga Competition held on April 9, 2016. During the competition the students showcased a rich amalgamation of strength and flexibility. Wearing appropriate costume they were divided into two teams ‘Strikers’ and ‘Warriors’. The participants performed five ‘asanas’ which were compulsory and two ‘asanas’ which were elective. The competiton witnessed a rich display of calmess and sharp concentration as the students performed flawlessly with lot of efforts culminating the event into a memorable one.



Workshop on CYBER SAFETY (Classes VI and VII)

On April 6, 2016 a cyber safety workshop was conducted for classes 6th and 7th in their respective classes by the school counsellor.  The workshop revealed how in today’s digital world it has become imperative to be aware about the various cautions to be taken while using internet. Students were informed about cyber bullying, ID theft, Digital footprint and social network privacy.  Through this workshop cyber information was reinforced in the minds of the students so that they think and contemplate before writing, sharing or working on any content while using the internet.



Astronomy Globe at Night (VI-X)

The Globe at Night program is an International Citizen-Science campaign to raise public awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen scientists to measure their night-sky brightness and submit their observations online. Scientists use the data to monitor levels of brightness or light pollution around the world and to understand light pollution’s effects on energy consumption, planets, wildlife and human health, as well as our ability to enjoy a night sky. The Indian Heights School organized a presentation for the classes VI-X on April 6, 2016 in which students were taught about the program and how they can calculate light pollution by observing the night sky. They are now ready as citizen scientists and can count the number of stars in a particular constellation and measure it on a magnitude scale and submit their results online.



ESSAY AND SLOGAN CONTEST (Classes VII and VIII)

On April 7, 2016 an Essay/ Slogan Writing Contest was organized on the topic “Role of Sulabh Toilets in improving sanitation in India”.  Students from classes VII and VIII displayed lot of zeal as they participated in the contest by writing slogans as well as essays on the given topics.  The selected essays were then sent to Sulabh School Sanitation Club for evaluation. This was a praiseworthy an initiative taken to generate awareness amongst school students and understand their perspective in making the country clean. The contest further sensitized the learners about the role of sanitation and hygiene in promoting healthy lifestyles.



HOLI CELEBRATION AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The Indian Heights School organized ‘Holi Milan’ for the teachers and staff members because Holi is not only a festival of colours, it is also a festival of emotions. The school ground wore a festive look where staff played Holi and exchanged wishes. Foot tapping music along with tasty gujiyas and light snacks added more fun and frolic to the celebration. THIS family wishes everyone a colourful and joyful Holi.



GRADUATION DAY CELEBRATED AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The Indian Heights School, sector 23, Dwarka, wore a festive look, illuminated with shining faces of its kindergarten students as the school celebrated  Graduation Day  of Step II  students on March 22, 2016.

The school has always endeavoured to provide a  learning environment where the students interact, learn and bloom into sensitized, responsible, disciplined and balanced human beings.  This overall development  among the students was manifested  as each and every  student of class Step II  participated in this event.

The ceremony began with the Lighting of the Lamp  by the The Chief Guest for the occasion, Mr. Satnam Singh Randhawa, our special Guest Ms.  Jaswinder Grewal and school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain. The  highlights of the day were the wonderful presentations in the form of dances, songs, rhymes by the little ones. Students also shared their experiences and feelings which overwhelmed the teachers and parents alike. Later Graduation Certificates and Blessings Scrolls  were presented to the students.  Principal in her address congratulated the parents and wished them all the best on embarkment of a new journey of formal schooling of their wards.  The Chief Guest also praised the scintillating performances of the students.  Ms. Grewal, our Special Guest also shared some valuable parenting tips with the parents. It was a proud moment both for the parents and the teachers seeing their precious jewels moving ahead from Kindergarten to Grade I.

 



Orientation Session-2016

A new beginning always holds a promise of opportunities ahead.  The Indian Heights School on March 19, 2016 organized an interactive Orientation Session to welcome the parents of new students.  The session was an effort to familiarize the new member parents of our TIHS family with the school policy, vision, rules and education pedagogy. The vision is to make the two pillars of the child’s developmental agenda i.e. the school and the parents work hand in glove. The day started with an enriching workshop conducted by Mr. Gulraj S. Shahpuri, an eminent consultant, educationist, psychologist & Founder of ‘Promise-Personality Development for Kids’. During an interactive session with the parents, he gave them wonderful parenting tips. The Principal of the school, Ms. Archana Narain, welcomed the parents and discussed in detail about the rules and regulations, curriculum, facilities and initiatives of the school. She emphasized on the bond of trust and mutual cooperation between the institute and the parents to accelerate the growth of the student.  She also assured the parents that the transition of their wards from home to a new, conducive and safe environment will be a joyful learning experience.  The program culminated with the class facilitators introducing themselves to the parents and open house session.

 



TIHS ON WHEELS

Before we said adieu to the session gone by and stepped into the new, students took a dip into a pool of fun to shake away all the stress, with the aim to feel refreshed. March 17 and 18, 2016 had been meticulously planned for classes I-VIII to lose themselves in all the fun and frolic. Students participated in a string of sport events, learnt new facets of astronomy in the outdoor activities, there was screening of movies and class parties also. The aim of TIHS on WHEELS was to de-stress the students after the rigour of exams and make them happy and joyous before the school closed for session break.

Where Day One witnessed students indulging in a plethora of fun- filled activities varying from screening of a movie, life skills sessions, astronomy activities and track and field events like Kabbadi, Dodge Ball Hop Scotch, Relay Race and Kho- Kho. Day Two had more surprises to offer with Class party as a major event. The learners had a festive time as they ate to their delight and tapped their feet to the music. It goes without saying that TIHS On Wheels was indeed an event, a celebration to remember where everyone enjoyed and cherished the last day of the session filled with immense joy and happy memories.

 



Another rewarding moment at The Indian Heights School

‘The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.’ Our  school’s motto ‘Gyanam Brahmam’ also says that knowledge is universe. By  following its  motto, the school is providing adequate platform to its students to hone their  innate skill and talent. Education is at its best at The Indian Heights school, Sector 23, Dwarka. The ultra modern facilities, excellent infrastructure, state-of-the art technology, scientifically devised curriculum, activity based teaching process and    uality education of global standards makes the school  a capable institution to nurture the young minds, make them confident young citizens and productive members of the society.  I share with  immense joy and pride  that the school has achieved yet another milestone and has been honoured with ‘National Education Excellence Award-2016 by Praxis Media on March 19, 2016.  The Award Function was presided over by Mr. Anil Shastri  Formers Finance Minister  & Chairman Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Mr. Amar Singh a noted MP, Ms Alka Lamba MLA, Ms Swati Maliwal Chairman of Delhi Commission for Women.  I convey my heartiest congratulations to our parents, students and staff for this wonderful  achievement.  Certainly, the  school is emerging  true to its name and scaling greater  heights. Lets together spread the light of literacy.



Interactive Session with Sunita Williams

A special opportunity of an Interactive Session with ​​Captain​ Sunita Williams ​US Astronaut of Indian origin was organized for the school students by SPACE at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road on February 26, 2016, from 1pm to 2.30pm. 

Captain​ Sunita Williams in conversation with Mr. Sachin Bahmba (Chairman and managing director of SPACE) shared her childhood, studies, life and space experience with all the students. Students from various schools got an opportunity to ask questions from her. She also motivated the students and shared how can they actually choose what they want to do. It was motivating and a wonderful experience to meet her and to know her and her life.

 

Four brilliant students from class X got this opportunity to meet and interact with her.

 

Selected Students were:

 

  1. Shrey Khurana
  2. Shourya Pratap Sinh Barhat
  3. Nandini Sabharwal
  4. Shalvika Pandey


TIHS Students took Road Safety Initiative

A Road Safety initiative was taken by students and teachers of the school in front of the school premises. A team of 10 students from classes IX and X were selected to understand the basics in road safety and later performed traffic patrolling activity. The team of students not only helped in smooth traffic passage in front of the school but stopped vehicles which were not following road safety rules and educated them about the same. Many of the two wheeler riders were not wearing helmets so our students stopped them and requested them to wear helmets as “Safer roads means Safer  us”.  Our students even clapped for those drivers who were following proper road safety rules. Students emphasized on the Dos and Don’ts of road safety. Some of it were, wear helmet while riding, wear seat belt, take note of speed limits, no overtaking and use of zebra crossing.

Through this initiative our students acted as representatives of our school in spreading road safety awareness as well as being informed alert citizens of the country.



The Blessings Ceremony for the outgoing batch of class XII held at The Indian Heights School

The Blessings Ceremony for the outgoing batch of class XII  students was conducted in The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka on the crisp winter morning of 17th February 2016. The Hawan began after the ceremonious welcome and distribution of Dhamma to the students. The Hawan ceremony saw the students and teachers making ceremonial offering to the Goddess of learning ‘Ma Saraswati’. The Hawan concluded with the students lighting the candles on the altar of the Goddess as a mark of reverence and seeking her blessings to give them the light of knowledge and wisdom.  In her address the Principal Ms. Archana Narain, encouraged the students to work hard for their upcoming Board Exams.  She blessed them for a bright future ahead.



FLAVOURS OF INDIA

Our endeavour at The Indian Heights School is to give two gifts to our children- roots & wings. Roots to be connected to their culture and wings to fly and learn about the world. The “Flavours of India” by Little Steps students was conceptualized keeping this objective in mind. Through these class presentations students not only learn about the cultural diversity of our country but also able to present it in a very confident way.  These presentations provide opportunities for students to develop their talents and explore new interests. 

On the lovely morning of February 13, 2016, the little students of Step I enthralled their parents by putting up their Class presentation. They presented songs and dances on festivals of India and also the beautiful state of Jammu & Kashmir.  The audience were left spell bound by the performances of our stars. The tiny tots made their parents & teachers proud when they spoke on the topics like importance of reading, significance of pollution free festivals, Basant Panchmi and the traditional clothes of Jammu & Kashmir.

We thank all the parents for gracing the occasion and being a part of the educational journey of their ward.



Picnic to “Eco Adventure Park”

Learning becomes everlasting when students have integrated learning experience inside as well as outside the classroom. The students eagerly look forward for the school picnics. With this aim, the school organized picnic for the students of ‘little Steps’ on February 11, 2016 to ‘Eco Adventure Park’. The perfect weather added to the enthusiasm of the students and teachers. Our little angels had a fun time when they experienced the excitement of wall climbing, River crossing & rappling. They enjoyed the camel cart ride, bullock cart ride & the tractor ride. They got a glimpse of rural life when they saw the potters’ wheel, charkha, chati madhani etc. Hot pakoras, puri aloo , khasta kachori in the breakfast and a sumptuous meal of rajma chawal, chowmein, gulab jamuns , chocolates and candy for lunch added to the fun & enjoyment quotient. Magic show in the end served as the cherry on the cake. It was a lovely experience for the students and teachers alike.



SallyRide EarthKAM

A one-day SallyRide EarthKAM workshop was conducted at The Indian Heights School, Dwarka on 10 February, 2016. Sally Ride EarthKAM, was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride (America’s first woman in space) in 1995 and was named as KidSat but later changed to SallyRide EarthKAM. It is an international educational programme of NASA through which participants can select and take stunning, high quality images of Earth from a digital camera mounted on the Destiny lab of the International Space Station via a website interface on their computers. Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students) camera is a permanent payload on board the ISS and supports approximately four missions annually for about 5 days. The processed images are then available on the website for viewing and studying. 

A presentation on the same was given to students during their classes which included the aim, conduction and uses of this workshop. The students then did it online and got hands on experience to locate and request for places on the Earth. Students from class VIII successfully requested for their location images using this interface.

To be a part of this project is a lifetime experience for students. Indian American astronaut; Sunita Williams serviced this camera on her last ISS mission – Expedition 33.



Field Trip to Pratap Garh Farms (Classes I to VIII)

“What you see depends on how you view the world,

To the most people, this is just mud, but to a farmer its potential.”

The students from classes I to VIII visited the Pratap Garh Farms on February 11,2016  as a  part of field trip learning activity and to imbibe more knowledge about  village life. The farms set in the backdrop of lush green fields like provided a good in depth knowledge about the cuisines, living habits, culture, domestic activities along with rural games and leisure activities. The students engaged in number of activities and rides like Camel cart ride, tractor ride, horse ride, bullock cart ride, archery, wrestling, kabaddi, spinning the yarn on charkhas and working on potter\'s wheel and participated with lot of enthusiasm in daily life activities of village folk. As a unique site seeing experience the students visited Dairy farm, poultry farm, biogas plant, vermi-composting plant, herb garden, Nakshatra Vatika, Navgriha Vatika, Triphla Kunj, Panchvati, Bodh Vatika and sugarcane farm. To sum, it was a day to remember as it took our young minds away from the hustle and bustle of urban life  in the quiet and charming life of a little hamlet.



The Indian Heights School Celebrated Basant Panchami

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka welcomed the Spring Season by celebrating Basant Panchami in traditional fervor on 12, February 2016 in the school premises.  A  Hawan Ceremony was organized on this auspicious occasion and  Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta along with staff & students paid obeisance to Goddess Saraswati and  sought her blessings for peace, prosperity, good health & a successful year ahead. On the occasion, Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, conveyed her greetings and wished everyone happiness and prosperity.



‘Book Week’ Celebrated at TIHS

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

To promote joy and excitement of reading among the students, the school celebrated Book Week from 1-6 February, 2016.  Various activities were conducted to promote   reading habit among the students The major attraction of the Book Week was a Book Fair in the school premises which was organized to  satisfy the urge of reading among our students and to provide a variety of books under one roof.   A ‘Class Reader’ competition was also organized and class II C stood Ist in this competition as maximum students from this class purchased books for reading.  Class II A, & IV B came IInd and IIIrd respectively.  The Book Fair saw a huge footfall of the students and parents thereby making it a grand success.



Cyber Safety Workshop Module – II

The students from classes VI to XI attended the second session of the workshop on Cyber Safety on Feburary 1, 2016. The workshop themed as ‘Freedom To Express’ acquainted the students on many significant and alarming issues like how do words matter, crossing the line is a matter of concern, meaning of cyber bullying,  why do people cyberbully and how does it affect? The resource person also shared some of the recent cyberbullying incidents that appeared in the newspapers, which further makes it all the more children to be aware of cybersafety. Two very important aspects discussed at length were what should be done if one is a victim or if one is a victimiser? The workshop also highlighted the Law Enforcement and IT ACT to prevent cyberbullying. Last but not the least, in interaction session the studets raised their queries and were updated on the same. To conclude, the workshop was an edifying and learning experience for all.



VISIT TO ASTROPORT, SARISKA, RAJASTHAN

Astronomy has always intrigued everyone from childhood. The students from The Indian Heights School  from classes VI –X  had  a reason to cheer as they went for a  one night–two day trip to SPACE observation site ASTROPORT , at Sariska in Rajasthan. A total of 40 students along with 5 teachers from school enrolled for this trip. It was an educational trip incorporating learning with fun.

The students participated in many activities such as cycling, skating, football and Pictionary game. They enjoyed the serene and pleasant environment of the ASTROPORT. The trip provided a great learning to the students apart from the fun and enjoyment. They learnt about the concepts of organic farming which are incorporated at ASTROPORT. They enjoyed trekking and a wonderful Jungle Safari to nearby Sariska Tiger Reserve where they witnessed various species of fauna and flora of the reserve and  even spotted a leopard!!

They also learnt about the most important aspect of Astronomy i.e. night sky. The learners indulged in overnight Astronomy observations in which they learnt about various concepts like reading planisphere, light pollution, dark adaptation and much more. They also identified various constellations and observed Deep Sky Objects such as nebulae, star clusters and Milky Way galaxy. They enjoyed live cultural folk music performed by professional artists. All in all, it was an excellent two day get away from the busy city life to the serene environment in the lap Aravallis which was equally enjoyed by the students and teachers.

 



Workshop by Google

The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Uma Balan, who has been a senior Web trainer and instructor with vast amount of experience in the IT field. The workshop covered four main areas of cyber safety which are becoming a good sleuth, identity theft and phishing, cyber bullying and next steps towards being active Web Rangers.  This initiate of spreading awareness to as many teenagers as possible taken by Google has received phenomenal response.

The resource person conducted interesting activities with the students wherein the entire group was divided in teams and asked general questions on cyber safety like name of the settings preference on various applications etc. Students participated enthusiastically in these activities and were able to connect to the topic. At the end of the session our student representative of class 8 B, Aditya Singh Ramola gave a brief feedback on the entire session which was video recorded by the speaker. All participants both students and teachers received certificates at the end of the session, certifying all as Web rangers.

 



TIHS bids adieu to the outgoing class XII students

To bid adieu to the outgoing class XII students, a farewell was organized by class-XI students  on Jan 30, 2016. The students of class XII were given an auspicious welcome with tiaras and white rose flowers.

An array of dance and song performances along with pulsating rock band performances by class XI were held. The students of class XII then sought blessings of the teachers. The chief attraction of the evening was the ramp walk for the most coveted titles of the show. All the contestants were adjudged by an eminent panel of judges. In the perfect combination of beauty, style and brain Mrinal Kapoor and Anhaita Puri were chosen as Mr Indian Heights and Ms Indian Heights. Besides this, few special titles were also awarded to many other students.
The school Principal Ms Archana Narain lent the occasion, the exquisite warmth with her benign presence. In her motivational speech, she encouraged the students to achieve a whooping performance in the approaching board exams.The students also cut the farewell cake along with Principal Maam. The occasion was a mesmerising event for all the students filled with happiness and nostalgia as our beloved twelthies travelled down the memory lane and showed their gratitude to their teachers and their alma mater. A sumptuous supper organized by the students brought a befitting conclusion of the function.



School Report on World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The students from The Indian Heights School participated in number of activities to celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage so as to build and generate global awareness on issues of preserving audiovisual heritage. The activities equipped the learners to understand and explore their local audiovisual heritage so as to gain a sense of self and value them. In ‘Films Forever’ event, the students from Classes VI – XI watched the movie ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ by the renowned director Bimal Roy. After the screening of the movie, the learners discussed the values depicted in the movie. In ‘Asian Heritage Fiesta’, the students from classes VI –VIII watched the classical and folk dance presentations. The session was a rich learning experience as students learnt some facial and body gestures along with dance steps. They interacted and raised their queries about the dance forms too. In the event ‘Hand Painted Poster’ the students from classes IX to XI created their own posters for the movies which also displayed their creativity and involvement in preserving the audio visual heritage.  The activities and events inculcated a respect for diversity, tolerance, mutual understanding, and promoted peaceful co-existence as the students viewed and listened to the audiovisual heritage of different states and countries around the world.



School Report on Road Safety Week

As a part of the advocacy campaign for Road Safety, The Indian Heights School (School Code:75929), Sector 23, Dwarka, observed Road Safety Week in January 2016 in order to highlight and emphasize the need for road safety rules.  The students indulged in various activities to contribute to the cause and to promote the awareness about Road Safety.  The theme for this year’s Road Safety Week is “Road Safety- Time for Action”. The primary wing conducted a Special Assembly on Road Safety on January 19, 2016.  The students presented a nukkad natak on road safety and also highlighted the rules which all of us must remember and follow while walking/driving/cycling on roads. The importance of wearing seat belt and helmet was also reiterated. The school Principal, Ms Archana Narain quizzed the students on traffic rules and once again implored everyone to always follow traffic rules as they are for one’s  safety. The students from class VI to XI participated in Slogan Writing and Poster Making Competition where they penned thought provoking messages to create awareness about Road Safety.The students were also shown a slide share on Road Safety where they learnt about traffic symbols and traffic rules. It was indeed a rich learning for the students as they learnt and gained in depth knowledge about road safety.



Republic Day celebrated with the fervor of patriotism

“Freedom in minds faith in words, Prides in our hearts, memories in our souls, lets salute the nation on Republic Day.”

67th Republic Day was celebrated with lot of patriotic fervor and zeal as the students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. A special assembly was conducted to commemorate the memorable day. The assembly commenced with the unfurling of the National Flag followed by the rendition of the National Anthem.   Some amazing facts about Republic Day Parade 2016 were also shared. The students from Little Steps read the Preamble to the Indian Constitution. The highlight of the program was a medley of dance expressing the brave & daring spirit of India as a nation which was a real feast for the head and heart. The school choir group exhibited the spirit of patriotism as they lent their voices to sing the song, “Veer Tum Bade Chalo…” The Head Girl of the school, Trivarna Hariharan’s enlightening speech acquainted the students about the relevance of ‘Our Duties’ as the citizens of the country.  The program concluded with   the pledge of the students to protect their mother land.



Workshop on Financial Education

The teachers and staff of The Indian Heights School attended an informative and highly beneficial workshop on basic awareness on managing finances. The authorized SEBI trainer Col. (Retd) Chaitanya Aggarwal apprised the gathering about the advantages of Financial Management. He stressed on the need for sound financial planning for managing one’s savings. Through an enlightening presentation, the concepts of budgeting, effects of inflation, time planning and investments were explained in detail. The presentation also highlighted some alarming facts and unethical behavior of some companies for which a cautionary approach was advised. The workshop was a learning experience as the queries raised by teachers were addressed in a convincing manner especially on the systematic way of managing one’s income and savings.



Award by PARAKH (NGO)

Oprah always says, that ‘If you can believe it, you can achieve it’.  It is this belief which is taking the school to greater heights and it has gradually been climbing the ladder of success. It gives me immense pleasure to see the small little fledgling slowly and gradually spreading its wings far and wide and crossing the milestones one after another by achieving accolades and prizes.  It was indeed a proud moment to receive yet another Award for all the efforts and hard work we are putting in on January 9, 2016 when the school received North Star School Award by Parakh for providing Good Infrastructure and best Transport Facility.  I take this opportunity to congratulate my students, staff and our parents for such an appreciation and recognition.  Let us continue strengthening the circle of learning around our children and together enjoy their growth into blooming and fragrant flowers.



SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON ROAD SAFETY

Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.

The Indian Heights School conducted a Special Assembly on Road Safety on January 19, 2016. The assembly commenced with the morning prayers, followed by thought, vocabulary word and facts related to the topic. The students of primary wing presented a ‘Nukkad Natak’ on road safety. The students highlighted the rules that all of us must remember and follow while walking/ driving/ cycling on the roads. They also stressed on the importance of always being prepared and alert on the road rather than be sorry later due to the total disregard for traffic rules. The importance of wearing seat belt and helmet was reiterated. The assembly was concluded with the principal’s address followed by the national anthem. The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain quizzed the students on traffic rules and once again implored everyone to always follow traffic rules as they are for our safety.



LOHRI CELEBRATION AT TIHS

Lohri was celebrated at TIHS with a lot of exuberance and fanfare. The mood on the campus was upbeat and the teachers were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. The programme kicked off with “Lohri Poojan.” Principal Ms. Archana Narain along with all other teachers worshipped ‘Dhooni’ and groundnuts & sweets were also distributed among the staff. The function started with songs in Punjabi highlighting the importance of festival Lohri, which ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter. The teachers had a gala time as they danced around the holy bonfire and offered their prayers for the prosperity of the nation. The principal congratulated all and dwelled on the importance of such festivals.

 



Indian Heights School Joins Hands with IPYG

Life is a precious gift. The heaven above provides unconditional support to the life on earth.  We can sustain our lives on earth only by living in harmony and peace with each other. This is the legacy which we can give to the future generations, but instead, we are fighting, killing and destroying one another.  To restore peace, brotherhood and companionship among the youth, IPYG is working as emissaries of world peace.  International Peace Youth Group was formed from groups of youth people coming together with the vision and determination to unite people across borders, cultures, languages and races.  Their aim is to foster a spirit of appreciation and respect for the diversity of humanity, as well as for all individuals that create that diversity.  IPYG started their work nationally in South Korea and mobilized thousands of youth across the country through their signature Peace Walk.  Youth around the world recognized the efforts and importance of IPYG’s purpose and they too started doing peace walks with the youth of their country.  Representatives from IPYG have visited our school and its is a matter of great pride for us to get associated with this organization which is leading the youth of the world on a peaceful path.  Our association with them will provide ample opportunities and platform to our students to bring peace and brotherhood in our community, embrace and understand the diversity of humanity and restore faith in the mankind.



Special Assembly Year at a Glance

“A year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

The students from classes I to XII presented a special assembly ‘Year at a Glance’ on December 30, 2015 to bid farewell to the year 2015 and welcome year 2016. The assembly started with rendition of prayers followed by new vocabulary word, Thought for the Day and News Headlines. The school choir sang a parody of the songs learnt and performed on different occasions in the year 2015. The rendition of songs was like a sparkling pearls of a garland embedded together in one string.

This was followed by a beautiful and yet another nostalgic performance by the students of the primary wing where they gracefully danced on a medley of dances learnt during the session 2015. The performances were a token of remembrance, a souvenir to remember and cherish as the students enjoyed both as participants and as audience. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain addressed the assembly and reminded the students that every new beginning comes with new challenges to face and new opportunities to be siezed to move ahead in life. She further wished all the students good wishes for a prosperous and bright new year ahead. Last but not the least, a PPT on ‘Year at a Glance – 2015’ was shown to the students in their classrooms on the images comprising of the acheivements, felicitations, and accolades won by the school in the year 2015.The students and the teachers enjoyed the slide share as it was a nostalgic journey down the memory lane and made them feel proud of the laurels they won for the school as a family. To conclude everyone cheered and enjoyed the day and greeted each other with new year’s greetings.



GANIT WEEK CELEBRATION

Mathematics expresses itself in every sphere of life and has eternal importance, and to commemorate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. S. Ramanujan, a great mathematician, The Indian Heights School (School Code: 75929), Sector 23, Dwarka, celebrated GANIT (Growing Aptitude in Numeric Innovation & Training) Week from December 16, 2015 to December 22, 2015. The week-long activities were conducted with the aim to infuse spirit of innovation and aptitude towards mathematics and also to increase scientific temper.

In Mathematics relay race, the students from classes VI to VIII displayed the analytical and reasoning skills. Solving Rubik’s cube was a challenging activity where the students exhibited great enthusiasm as they have to create a magical squares of same colour. In Quiz Competition, the students from class VII were divided into three teams namely- Aryabhatta, Bhaskaracharya and Brahmagupta,  each composed of eight participants. The quiz had different rounds like rapid fire round, visual round, guess the mathematical term. The students competed with other teams to score well as they answered the questions on rational numbers, exponents, decimal numbers. Class IX and X participated in activities like Soduko, puzzles and Mathematical games. Students from classes XI and XII enjoyed  solving mind boggling logical and reasoning questions. Informative power point presentations were shown on topics such as ‘Real Life Mathematics’.

To conclude, the students imbibed new innovative play methods to learn more about the Magical world of Mathematics, as  the activities sharpened and refined their reasoning and analytical skills.



‘FESTUM’-The Winter Carnival

‘Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful’. 

The spirit of fun, festivity and celebration was seen everywhere as to usher the cheers of Christmas, The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka organized  ‘FESTUM’-The Winter Carnival 2015  on December 20, 2015. The school ground pulsated with lively music and enthusiastic crowd. The carnival commenced with a welcome programme.  Shri Rajesh Rishi , MLA (Aam  Aadmi Party) from Janak Puri was the Chief Guest of the event and  inaugurated the Carnival by lighting the lamp. In his address he congratulated the school for their constructive efforts to provide quality education and the platform it provides to hone the talents of learners. The much awaited carnival  was buzzed with host of activities. Gaily decorated stalls in red and white X mas colours welcomed the visitors. The day had something in store for everyone as the lucky draw after every one hour witnessed the excited parents, students and visitors awaiting with their raffle tickets for the prizes to be won. Baby Show, On the Spot Painting competition and Fancy Dress Competition also ensured a whole hearted participation of the parents and the students.

With adventurous rides, exciting and innovating games stalls and finger luscious food stalls, FESTUM 2015 was a roaring success spreading the message and spirit of fun, frolic and festival everywhere. The main highlight of the evening was the rock band which added more entertainment and soaked one and all in their soul stirring musical numbers. It was indeed a day to remember and cherish forever.

 

 



SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON CHRISTMAS BY THE PRIMARY WING

A spectacular show was put up by students of THIS on 23rd December, 2015 as a special assembly to celebrate the festival of Christmas.  Birth of Jesus was shown in the nativity play along with the melodious X-Mas carols, that left the audience spell bound.  The audience was mesmerized by the performance of young and energetic children.  Graceful dancers set the mood of X-Mas in the hearts of one and all as they danced to the tune of ‘We like to party”.  Children’s joy knew no bound when they saw Santa appear with a bag full of sweats.  The assembly concluded with the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain’s motivating speech.  In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the whole school wore a festive look and was tastefully decorated.



FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION

The Indian Heights School, Dwarka celebrated its Founder’s Day with fervor and zest on December 22, 2015.  A Special Assembly was conducted to mark the occasion.  Students participated in an extravaganza of activities which were designed to contribute towards all-round development of the students.

To celebrate this day with pious a special Havan ceremony was conducted and Chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta, Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta, Principal of the school Ms. Archana Narain along with the students and staff offered prayers  and took blessings from Maa Saraswati, Goddess of knowledge, music and all creative arts.  A special lunch was organized on the occasion of Founder’s Day celebration for the students, teachers and supporting staff.

 



Festum The Winter Carnival

Festum The Winter Carnival is on Sunday, December 20 at 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Parents are cordially invited.



Evening Moon Watch at TIHS

The Indian Heights School conducted an astronomy activity, ‘Evening Moon Watch’ in collaboration with SPACE in the school premises from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm on December 17, 2015. It provided students with the amazing opportunity of observing the Moon and the other celestial objects through different telescopes.  Other attractions of the evening were interesting games related to astronomical facts such as Check your weight on different planets, Mission to Mars, Terrestrial observation, Be an Astronaut, Ring the planets and watching the mysterious moon.  The fun-filled activities satiated the inquisitive desire of the parents and students alike to know about mystical world of space. The well coordinated program was highly appreciated by the parents and they had extended their compliments to the school authorities for providing a platform to the young learners of the school to unfold the mysteries of the space. School Principal, Ms. Archana  Narain too enjoyed the Moon Watch & conveyed her best wishes to SPACE for partnering with the school for such an initiative.



Annual Day celebrated at The Indian Heights School.

The portal of The Indian Heights School, Dwarka were wide opened to welcome one and all on the grand occasion of the Annual Day celebration. The entire school was filled with festive joy and colourful ambience as it celebrated its 8th Annual function ‘Vistas 2015’ on November 25, 2015. The event began with lighting of the auspicious lamp by the Chief Guest Dr. Palash Sen, Guests Of Honour Dr. Adish C Agarwala and Brig. Sandeep Kala, Chairperson of the School, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Manager, Mr. Puneet Gupta, Principal and Members of the Management Committee.   The school choir presented a soothing welcome rendition, wherein the teachers joined the students. An invocation of Lord Ganesha was performed by the talented students of T.I.H.S. The principal addressed the eager gathering and welcomed them wholeheartedly. The Annual Report was read out by the Principal along with the Head Boy,Head Girl & Head Advisor of the school. The achievers of T.I.H.S in scholastic and co-scholastic arenas were felicitated amid thundering applause.  The Chief Guest released the annual school magazine, CREATUS. He addressed the audience and expressed his joy at being among such energetic team of students and facilitators. The Guest of Honour Dr Adish C. Aggarwala praised the infrastructure of the school and the consistent effort put together by the staff, teachers and students for the memorable day. The second Guest of Honour for the day Brig. Sandeep Kala also highlighted the eminent role education plays today as it ennobles and empowers the learners.

The performances by the preprimary wing were dedicated to the Wonderful World of Books, themed ‘Fanatasia’ thereby inspiring the tiny tiny tots to become avid and voracious readers. The various dances like, FAIRY, JUMBO, ALLADIN CINDERELLA, made the audience enjoy as much as their enthusiastic parents. A dazzling display of dance and dialogue transported the spectators to the magical forest, where the fairy tale characters imbibed the love for the written word among the children.

The fantasy world of fairies and magic gave way to a realistic concern of the depleting water resources as the Middle and Senior wing celebrated ‘Elixir – The Saga of Water’ conveying the global and eternal message to save water. The importance of perennial and clean water resources were beautifully depicted and vibrantly highlighted through different dance forms like BHANGRA, BIHU, DANDIYA AND TANDAV in the dance drama. The entire programme showcased the journey of water, the river and then its final culmination as it merges to meet its destination into the mighty ocean. The vibrant GANGA AARTI transported the audience to the pious land of Banaras. Through a meaningful musical drama engineered, crafted, devised and brought together by the students of The Indian Heights School, successfully   bring forth a set of situations and solutions to address their concern to save water.

The highlight of the performance was the CHATURANG DANCE, which saw the amalgamation of Kathakali, Onam, Bharatnatyam and Chhau.  The YAGYA SCENE made us realize the value of our traditional rituals. The mythological interaction between Brahma and Ganga was a prelude to the holy river being polluted. The act ended with a pledge of the performers and the audience to save and replenish our precious resource--- “Water”. The rich display of  innovation, creativity, colour, vibrant costumes, dance, music and light left the audience spellbound and won much deserved ovation and appreciation of one and all.



SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON DIWALI

Its the ‘festival of lights’. Its again the day of Diwali.  Its time to dress up, folks.  Its time to adorn the thali”

The students of TIHS celebrated this festival of light with great pomp and show.  The students of Junior school came dressed up in ethnic dresses. Lot of activities were seen happening related to the festival like Diya Decoration, Pot making and Rangoli making etc.  The students have already pledged to celebrate a safe and green Diwali and not to pollute the environment. They have spread this message through their   campaign ‘Say no to crackers’ in and around the school neighborhood. During the Special Assembly they reiterated their pledge of celebrating a cracker free Diwali through a street play.  Students also mesmerized one and all by their semi classical dance performance.  Through a poem recitation they urged everyone to indulge in act of kindness this Diwali, thereby lightening and brightening the lives of the poor and needy.



Anti- Cracker Drive

Diwali is the festival of lights, also called Deepawali. It is celebrated with joy and happiness every year in our country. It is celebrated in the memory of Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya, after killing Ravana and people of his kingdom celebrated this victory by lighting diyas all around their houses. It is a symbol of victory of good over evil. With advancing years the essence of lighting diyas has been replaced by burning dangerous crackers which harm not just the environment but also the health of the individuals.

This Diwali make it eco-friendly and lets’ bring back the tradition of lighting diyas, spreading happiness, eating sweets and giving gifts to each other. Let the youth of today take forward the true essence of Deepawali; by saying “No to Crackers”.

 Keeping this in mind, The Indian Heights School organized an Anti Cracker drive on November 6, 2015. In this drive students from class XI, Student council members and the Peer interact members along with the school counselor and senior coordinator; took up the responsibility of holding out creative posters and slogans and walked on the streets of Dwarka to spread the message of Eco-friendly Diwali. The drive started from the school premises and was taken till the traffic signal of Delhi International School in Dwarka sector-23. All through the way students encouraged each and every individual to light diyas this Diwali and not burn crackers.

The drive ended with students visiting each and every class in the school premises and spreading the message of Anti cracker Diwali to all the students. Through this drive, students of The Indian Heights school pledged to be the torch bearers of an Anti cracker Diwali this year.

 



WORLD SPACE WEEK

World Space Week (WSW) is the largest annual space event worldwide with 1,400 events in more than 80 countries.  It is an exciting international astronomical event organized by the United Nations General Assembly from 4-10 October every year. These dates commemorate two historic events: 4 October, 1957 marks the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1 and 10 October, 1967 marks the signing of the Treaty on Principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space.

 

A number of activities were organized at The Indian Heights School during the World Space Week such as, Rosetta Model Making, Air Rocketry, Collage and Poster Making, Tattoo Making Competition, Make your Own Stars, Alien Mask Making etc.  Some of these activities were clubbed with the regular CSE Program already going on in the school.  Also, a Special Assembly was conducted highlighting the importance of World Space Week and a Google Hangout session was organized wherein students from classes VI to VIII participated in the live session with Dr. Bhupendra Singh, who is among the 100 shortlisted persons to go to Mars One.  It is a Manned Mission to Mars starting from 2026.  This session proved very beneficial for the students as they took lot of information regarding Mars from Dr. Bhupendra Singh.



HALLOWEEN DAY Celebrated with Fun and Festivity

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…..Who’s the Scariest of Them All???????? Students of the Pre-Primary and Primary Wing dressed in their scariest and spookiest best keeping up with the spirit of HALLOWEEN. They had a gala time traversing the corridors of the school inviting one and all to join in the festivity. Classrooms and corridors were decorated accordingly which gave the impression of a haunted place. The fun and fervor caught up with everyone and all joined in the celebrations.



Kavita Vachan Competition

Kavita Vachan Competition of Class I-III. 



Cyber Safety Workshop

The Indian Heights School is organizing a Career workshop on August 25, 2015 for the students of classes XI & XII.  The workshop will be conducted by the representatives from National Law School, Bangalore and they would be discussing about careers in Law & Paralegal studies.

Ola’ - The students of classes III & IV are celebrating Brazilian Carnival on August 25, 2015 with lots of fun and festivity. The students are all geared up for the carnival.  The highlights of the event will be Mask Making activity, Songs, Dances & Merry making the way it is done by Brazilians.

The Indian Heights School along with Sankalp Sahodaya South West welcomes the delegates for Inter School MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE on 27th August 2015 in the School Premises from



TIHS Celebrated World No Tobacco Day 2015

The Indian Heights School celebrated ‘ WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY’ on July 14, 2015 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and to raise awareness on the harm to people’s health caused by the illicit trade in tobacco products, especially among the youth and low-income groups, due to the increased accessibility and affordability of these products.

The Students from Prayas House conducted a special assembly on the theme, ‘Say No to Tobacco’ where they shared number of alarming facts about use of tobacco and how they are strongly detrimental rather fatal to human life. The students from classes VI to VIII also sang a song that  highlighted the need to give up the habit as it causes serious health hazards to even the people around.The highlight of the assembly was a street play where  the students from classes IX and X strongly condemned  satirically  the role of companies that indulge in illicit trade of tobacco products. The play also highlighted how  tobacco products hook young people into tobacco experimentation and use because they are more affordable.

The school also conducted various activities and competitions as an initiative to generate awareness on tobacco induced health hazards.
Classes VI to VIII participated in Poster Designing competition where they displayed their creativity and innovation to raise the concern by drawing pictures and images to show how tobacco epidemic kills people at alarming rate every year and by writing slogans to eradicate the menace of tobacco. The slogans like, ‘Put it Out before it puts you’, ‘If you can’t help smoking , cancer will’ , ‘Be a global citizen, Say no to tobacco’ strongly appealed to quit smoking.

Students from classes IX and X participated in essay writing competition titled, ‘Smoking is suicide, it is death in anticipation ’. The students wrote about the tobacco toxins, lethal chemicals that tobacco contains and about other health hazards of chewing tobacco.



The Indian Heights School conferred ‘Dwarka Toppers Students’ Award

Dwarka Parichay & society for Creative’s conferred ‘Dwarka Topper School Award’ to the meritorious students of The Indian Heights school, sector 23, Dwarka  in the  ‘3rd Dwarka Toppers Students’ Award Ceremony’ held on July 10, 2015.  We once again congratulate our Toppers from class IX, Ms. Srishti Ahuja, Ms. Simar Kaur Tuteja  Mast. Lakshay Sharma, Mast. Adhokshaya Malhotra, and Topper from class X, Ms. Supriya Singh, Ms. Anushri Tiwari, Mast. Vedant Yogesh & Mast. D.V. Sai Srikar for their marvelous achievement and bringing laurels to the school.

The Indian Heights School highly appreciates the initiative and efforts taken by Dwarka Parichay for honouring and celebrating the success of the students by organizing this event.  Dwarka Parichay through their newspaper not only gives  detailed information about the development and upcoming events of the sub-city but also provides adequate  platform to the students to showcase their talent, skill and achievements.



Mother’s Day Celebration at The Indian Heights School

To commemorate the never ending love and affection of Mothers, the students of The Indian Heights School celebrated Mothers’ Day in a special way.  To celebrate the value and importance of this special person in our lives, students of Primary wing conducted a special assembly wherein they shared their feelings for their beloved moms.  A small skit was presented showcasing a day in a mom’s life.     The diverse roles the lady plays  and she tirelessly contributes in her child’s life.    Students also made beautiful cards in Card Making Activity and pour out their love & emotions in the special ‘Worksheets’  by filling the information about their lovely mothers. Students of our Little Steps also expressed their love and affection to their mothers by presenting a  Cultural Program celebrated on May 9, 2015 in the school auditorium with a theme ‘She- a Woman Of Substance’.  The function began with the lighting of the lamp by our honorable Guests Ms. Sangeeta Iyer,  Ms. Deepa Kishore, Ms. Charanmeet Kaur and The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain who also welcomed all the mothers on this grand day. The stunning performance by the tiny tots cast a spell on all the mothers before the latter took centre stage. TIHS soon became a hub of excitement as the enthusiastic mothers set the stage on fire with the ramp walk. The finalists were judged on the basis of their performances and the questions were put up by the esteemed panel of judges. The coveted 1st position was bagged by Ms. Nikita Mehra, mother of Mast. Naksh Mehra  the first runners up was Ms. Sameeksha Mehra, mother of Mast. Vihaan Mehra  and the second runners up was Ms. Nidhi Yadav mother of Ms. Saanvi Rao. Overall, the programme was a huge success and it was appreciated by one and all present.



Orientation Session held at The Indian Heights School

An interactive Orientation Session was organized on March 31, 2015 at TIHS to welcome the new parents. The purpose of this session was to familiarize the new parents with the school’s policy, philosophy, vision, rules & regulations and teaching methodology.  Mr. S. Shapuri, an eminent consultant, educationist and psychologist and founder of ‘Promise-Personality Development for Kids’ was also present on the occasion and he gave parenting tips to the parents.  The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain apprised the parents about the curriculum, facilities & initiatives of the school. She also emphasized on the importance of Parent-school partnership. The programme culminated with the class facilitators introducing themselves to the parents and open house session.



The Indian Heights School Hosted Teacher-Exchange Program

As a step towards bringing international dimension to the curriculum of the school, and as a part of Connecting Classroom Program under the flagship of British Council, The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka hosted a Teacher Exchange Program with Whitchurch Primary School, Cardiff, UK from March 16, 2015 to March 20, 2015. Ms. Ann Griffin, Head Teacher and Mr. Kevin Lomax, Deputy Head Teacher of Whitchurch Primary School came for a five day visit to our school. The highlights of this program were to get a perspective on our education system, sharing the teaching methodologies and observing classroom teaching. A traditional welcome ceremony was organized and the esteemed guests were warmly received by the school Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta and the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain. A special Cultural program was organized to give them the glimpses of India. In her welcome address, the school Principal Ms. Archana Narain elucidated the fast changing trends in education and how an international dimension is becoming an integral part of the curriculum as the world is stepping towards globalization in every aspect of human growth. During their weeklong stay, the guests observed the classroom teaching of Kindergarten, Primary and Senior wings of the school, exchanged teaching-learning methodologies and understood the rich culture and heritage of India. They explored our capital city by visiting India Gate, Red Fort, Old Fort, Gandhi Smriti, & Iskon Temple. A visit to Agra was also a part of the program.
The Teacher Exchange Program concluded with the exchange of souvenirs. In her goodbye address, Ms.Griffin, the Head Teacher of Whitchurch Primary School, expressed her happiness for a warm welcome by the host school and a very successful and fruitful Teacher Exchange Program . She said that she is looking forward to strengthen this bond of friendship between both the schools.



MANIPURI DANCE PERFRMANCE AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka celebrated ‘The World Dance Day’ by organizing a Manipuri Dance Recital by Guru Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Smt. Charu Sija Mathur, the well known and renowned Manipuri dancers under the aegis of Spic Macay.  The artists were accorded a traditional welcome by the school Principal, Ms Archana Narain and the program commenced with the lighting of the lamp  ceremony.  Guru Singhajit Singh and his team enthralled the audiences with perfection in presentation of this vibrant dance form.  He also explained in detail about the origin of Manipuri  dance form, mudras, facial expressions, costumes etc. and answered the queries of the students.  The various  dance recitals from Krishan Ras Leela, Pung Cholmo and a piece taken from Mahabharta when Arjun met Chitrangadha transcended the audience to an ethereal world of senses and left them spell bound.  Vibrant and colourful costumes, energetic yet graceful dance moves dexterous hand movements along with   novelty of the traditional dance form depicting a scene from Mahabharta. The jugal bandi with a unique choreography showcasing by the Manipuri drummers  while playing on the drum and pung with their mesmerizing foot and body movement created a magic and was the most entertaining part of the program which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students as well as  rapturously applauded.  An informative and interactive session between the students and the artists culminated the unforgetful life experience.



Intra Class Folk Dance Competition

Intra Class Folk Dance competition for Step-I was held on October 20, 2015 in the school premises. All the children enthusiastically participated in the competition. The competition saw students dancing on folk tunes of goan, Maharashtrian, Gujrati and Rajasthani. The children exhibited their exquisite talent of dancing their best foot forwards. It was amazing to watch the children dressed up in the best of their attires.

Heartiest congratulations to all the participants of Step I & the parents for putting in efforts and making the show successful.



Dussehra Special Assembly

“Religious festivals and celebrations have become an eminent role to play to teach the children about living with diversity.”

The students from the Indian Heights School celebrated the festival of Dussehra with lot of enthusiasm and religious fervor through a special assembly. The programme witnessed panoply of cultural events as the students presented a wide array of performances. The students from class III, IV and V presented a dance performance where they depicted the relevance of values of mutual love and respect. The students from class XI delivered a motivational speech and urged the students to follow the principles of simple living and high thinking to excel in academic arena. Classes VI, VII and VIII rendered a devotional performance as they sang bhajan to invoke the blessings of Lord Rama. Through a skit, the students enacted the major episodes of the Ramayana and highlighted the theme of triumph of good over evil. The assembly concluded with an address by the school principal where she reiterated the students to imbibe ideals of Ramayana to respect and exhibit tolerance towards each and every creation of God endowed to us as valuable gifts in the form of plants, trees, animals and other life forms thereby displaying our concern for environment.



Career Counseling Workshop

“Climbing to the top always demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

The parents and students from classes IX TO XII attended two edifying and highly informative workshops on career counseling. In the first of the orientation session, resource person Mr. Anubhav Rakheja from PRATHAM aquainted the parents about the latest courses and options available to pursue after Class XII. He also interacted with the students about their streams and the options available in various universities across India and even at global level. He also shared important facts about the changes in Delhi University regarding courses and admissions criterion as per 2015 guidelines.

 In the second phase, noted author and director of IIPM Mr. Arindam Chaudhari enlightened the gathering on the topic ‘Discover the Diamond in You.’ As an eloquent speaker, he conveyed the relevance of Four Cs, to value a Diamond namely Carot, Cut, Colour and Clarity. He summed by urging the students to have the right attitude towards their aptitude so as to scale new aptitude.

During interaction session, the parents and students shared their experiences and raised their queries regarding the career options available and the courses to enroll in for the same.



PROJECT PARIDHI – Let’s Measure the Earth Again

The Indian Heights School hosted the “Project Paridhi” on October 1, 2015 in the school premises. Schools from Delhi and NCR participated in the “Project Paridhi” The event started with a presentation by the SPACE Educator wherein the significance of calculating the circumference of Earth, the days on which it can be calculated, and the history behind it was explained followed by a short video on how to calculate the circumference of the earth and the same was explained to the students in detail. A short movie on ISS (International Space Station) was also shown to the students highlighting how ISS was formed, launch of first rocket and what types of difficulties astronauts face in the space. Later, students were taken to the ground for observing the positions of the sun and used the formula for calculating the circumference of the earth. The initiative by the SPACE for “Project Paridhi” was a knowledgeable activity and students got the opportunity to learn interesting facts about the space. Overall the event was very successful and enjoyed by the students.



Gandhi Jayanti & Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan celebrated at The Indian Heights School

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes\"

 The students from The Indian Heights School celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with much Patriotic fervor and zeal through a special assembly dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Swachh Bharat campaign. The students from the primary wing presented thought and vocabulary word related to the theme. The students also spoke facts about Mahatma Gandhi’s life and ideologies. Through a dance drama, the children beautifully presented contributions of Mahatma Gandhi during pre independence and post independence period. The students from classes VI & VII sang bhajans and songs dedicated to the Father of the Nation. The senior wing students delivered speech thereby emphasizing his universal principles of peace and non-violence. Later on, the students participated in Cleanliness Drive as they marched to neighbouring areas with placards depicting messages of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The students also interacted with the locals and cleaned the areas thereby spreading the message of Cleanliness is next to Godliness.



THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL CELEBRATED-GRANDPARENTS DAY

The campus of The Indian Heights School Sector 23, Dwarka witnessed  a special warmth and joy when the   overjoyed Grandpa’s  & Grandma’s entered the school premises as the Little Steps students of the school  geared up to celebrate Grandparents Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This celebration was to repay the gratitude for the unconditional & relentless love care & affection of the grandparents towards their grandchildren. The program started with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Lt. Gen. Sanjeev Chopra, Guest of Honour Brig. Sunil Saberwal, Chairperson of the School Ms. Madhu Gupta along with the Principal of the School followed by the floral welcome. The Principal in her address stressed upon the importance of Grandparents as they not only impart family values to their grandchildren but their guidance and experience is equally helpful. To entertain their grandparents the tiny tots presented a scintillating program exclusively for their loving Grandparents.  The lil’ones dressed up in colourful attire sang songs, danced on western & Indian beats, and also presented a beautiful skit.  The highlight of the Program was the spell bound Performance by the Grandparents. The Grandparents who were as enthusiastic as their grandchildren felt honoured and had a gala time. Chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta conveyed her best wishes and greetings to the teachers, students and their grandparents.



The Indian Heights School Hosted the Principals’ Meet on behalf of the Forum of Public Schools

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka hosted Forum of Public Schools-Principals’ Meet on September 23, 2015. The program began with Saraswati Vandana & Welcome Song by the school students followed by the floral welcome to the Patrons, Core Team Members and all the other Members of Forum of Public Schools.  The event was a remarkable one as the day witnessed the revered  principals from more than 50   schools under one roof  to share their thoughts, ideas, experiences, solutions and challenges related to education and education system. The members of the forum discussed and interacted as they pondered over, reflected and collaborated to discuss the eminent issues especially the needs and concerns thereby empowering the schools to face and meet the challenges.

The highlight of the programme was the inspirational talk by Guest Speaker a well renowned author and Management Guru Mr. Arindam Chaudhuri, director of IIPM. Mr. Chaudhuri in his address stressed the need for global moral values in school curriculum. He said that values and morals are a reflection of our spirituality, our character. They are what we hope to model for our children. The program concluded with the Vote of Thanks to all the visionaries & educators.



FUN TRIP TO NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM

Learning away from walls of a classroom becomes very exciting and memorable. With this aim a fun trip to National Rail Museum was organized for the Pre-Primary students of the school. This unique Museum has fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. With sheer joy and amazement the exhilarated students saw static and working models, signaling equipments, antique furniture’s, historical photographs and related literature etc. in the Museum. The star attraction of this trip was a ride in Toy Train. This trip provided the students with many enjoyable moments coupled with an unforgettable experience.



Hindi Speech Competition

Hindi Speech Competition



Roller Skating- fun on wheels

Roller skating is the perfect way to combine fitness with fun. It helps children develop a fitness habit with a sport that’s enjoyable for all ages.

Through this activity young children acquire the sense of balance. Roller skating is not just a sport, it is a recreational activity which can be practiced without any need for a partner. Skating is ideally learnt at a tender age and hence it was introduced in the Little Steps.

Under the guidance of a trained Skating coach, once the children learn to balance themselves on wheels and are able to skate independently for the first time, the look of sheer joy and pride on their faces is worth all the efforts put in by both the coach and the students.

The children of this generation are really the first to grow up in the age of fitness. Children learn early the benefits of staying healthy and in good physical condition. But for our little ones, regular workout programs aren’t quite what they need. For them enjoyment is the key ingredient in every sport or exercise program & Roller skating provides just that. 

Aditi Singh of Step II D, our Star Skater, has bagged several Gold and Silver medals in various Inter School Competitions.



Excursion to Aeroplanet

Field trips and excursions are an important part of the school curriculum. It brings joy and fun to the teaching learning process and helps in strengthening the bond between teacher and student. These excursions aim at social skill development among students.

The students of Step I went for an educational excursion to Aeroplanet, Dwarka on September 11, 2015.The Children’s recreation program at the Aeroplanet is specially designed for the students of all age group. Each activity offered fun and adventure.

The students enjoyed Flight safety demo in a real aircraft that included the use of oxygen mask and life jackets. They also had a ride in cable car. They had lot of fun dancing at the foot tapping numbers.

Students enjoyed their first excursion to the fullest as could be seen in the twinkle of their eyes when they returned back to school.

 



The Indian Heights School Celebrated Teacher's Day

The Indian Heights School celebrated Teacher’s Day with great enthusiasm and aplomb on September 7, 2015. To honour the teachers who have been instrumental in shaping their lives, the students from classes VI-XII put up a spectacular show for the occasion in the school-auditorium. The passed out students of class XII, batch 2014, also attended the program and shared their unforgettable memories associated with the school and teachers. The programme started with lighting of the lamp and a floral tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – philosopher, scholar, teacher and former President of India. The Principal, in her speech spoke about the role of the teachers as Nation Builders and the challenges that lie before them, she further added that the best tribute students can pay to their teacher is through character building and by carrying forth the values ahead as a legacy. The beautiful programme organized by the students showcased their talents as they performed on scintillating music along with vibrating dances. The students from the senior wing gave a presentation of the song “To Sir with Love”. Also, the students from classes VI to VIII enacted different classroom situations which was applauded and cheered by everyone present. A homage was paid to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam by our students. Students presented cards & flowers to the teachers as a mark of gratitude and respect. The programme was indeed a gala show and filled everyone with a sense of pride. The students were appointed as Teachers and they took over the mantle of responsibility stepping into the shoes of the Teachers and taking charge of the school for the day. To conclude, it was a day to remember and cherish with unforgettable memories and indeed a rich learning experience.



The Indian Heights School celebrated Krishna Janamashtami

The festival of Janamashtami commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna, the 8th carnation of Lord Vishnu is revered for his wisdom and teachings. Playing flute, having a bowl of butter and sharing laughter with friends, the fun clad event was celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm by the students of The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka on September 4, 2015.  Students of Little Steps came to school dressed up adorably in the colorful attires of Lord Krishna, Radha, Sudama and Gopikas. The entire Pre-Primary wing was beautifully decorated, depicting scenes like Raas Leela, Birth of Krishna, Kansh Vadh, Updesh of Krishna to Arjuna, Govardhan Puja. The main attraction of the day was “Matki Todh” which happened amidst much joy and enthusiasm.

Students of Primary Wing also conducted a special assembly on this occasion. The captivating songs and dances along with a skit showcasing various stages of Lord Krishna’s life left the audience spellbound.  The event brought awareness among the children about traditional customs while enjoying the pranks of Lord Krishna. To conclude, it appeared as if The Indian Heights School had turned into Gokul for a short while where Lord Krishna with Radha and his Gopies had spent their childhood. The lovely ambience and the beautiful day was enjoyed by the students and all the staff alike.

 



ASTRONOMY EXHIBITION

SPACE, Center for Student Excellence in Astronomy and Space Sciences (CSE) had put an “Astronomy Corner” in our school on the Parent’s Teacher Meeting held on 22nd August, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the school ground. All the setup for “Astronomy Corner” was organized by the Astronomy Educator of our school and the exhibition was volunteered by our school students. In this corner the fun-filled Astronomy activities were organized which were thoroughly enjoyed by the students and their parents who had come for the Parent Teacher Meeting. Even the school staff members equally enjoyed the fun filled Astronomy activities.

The Astronomy Corner consisted of various activities like Crater Making, Puzzle Solve, Terrestrial Observation through Telescope (76mm, 38mm), and Safe Solar Observation. A notice board was also displayed showcasing the pictures of students (Manas Chawla and Merak Tondon) who made Near Earth Observation (NEO) as a part of AIASC from our school, their interview by Hindustan Times and the activities performed by the students in the classroom. Both students and parents participated in the activities with zeal and thoroughly enjoyed the Exhibition.



The Festival of Rakshabhandan was celebrated at The Indian Heights school

The festival of Rakshabhandan was celebrated with a little difference at The Indian Heights School Sector 23, Dwarka, New Delhi. An Eco Friendly Rakhi making activity was organized and students prepared beautiful Eco Friendly rakhis.  On this pious occasion on August 28, 2015 the representatives from Rashtriya Rifles were invited. The Students presented a scintillating cultural program in their honour and later handed over the Rakhis to the representatives of the Battalion so that the ‘Men in Uniform’ can tie up on their wrist. The Principal, Ms. Archana Narain in her welcome address expressed that this kind of a project was undertaken with the aim to infuse sense of patriotism, respect & regard for our soldiers who protect our lives by sacrificing their own lives.  We salute them for their sense of commitment and duty.



SSMUN 2015 at The Indian Heights School

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka as a part of  Sankalp Sahodaya  South West Delhi hosted Sankalp Sahodaya  Model United Nations 2015 on August 27 in the school premises. The event witnessed a whole hearted participation by 15 schools from Faridabad and Gurgaon. MUN is an educational simulation and academic competition which encourages students to learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. The event garnered the participation of three committees like General Assembly, Human Rights Council and European Council. Each of the committees debated on the following agendas.

General Assembly Agenda: Review of disaster preparedness, protection and assistance to displaced people

European Council Agenda: The expansion of the European Union

The Human Rights Commission Agenda: Refugee crisis in the middle-east including the Human Rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

The school principal Ms. Archana Narain in her welcome address congratulated the delegates as they represented the concerned nations and their respective schools. She further encouraged them to debate on the agendas to reach at solution building skills. The day was the centre stage of thoughtful deliberations, heated discussions and effective solutions as the enthusiastic delegates participated with full gusto and high spirit and engaged in constructive debates to chalk out ways and means to resolve and combat the pressing issues so as to establish peace and harmony among world nations.



Visit to Qutub Minar

The students of class III went for an educational excursion to Qutub Minar 27 August, 2015. The students learnt about the amazing facts on Qutub Minar like who constructed it, why it was constructed and the time taken to construct. They also saw the iron-pillar and learnt about the ancient science of metallurgy. They were also acquainted with other historical constructions inside the premises like Alau Din Khiljis tomb, Alai Darwaza etc. The students were curious, enthusiastic and learnt so many new facts about Qutub Minar. Overall, it was fruitful and enjoyable outing for the students.



Visit to Airforce Museum & Doll Museum

Field trips play an important role in giving the students hand- on knowledge. Places the students read about in books, they see them and experience them first- hand. The experience enriches them and also gives them the opportunity to learn out of the confines of the classrooms.

The students of class I visited the Air Force Museum on August 19, 2015. Students were awestruck looking at the massive aircrafts. They also got an opportunity to board an IL plane and also visited the cockpit. They had a picnic on the grounds of the museum. Students enjoyed themselves immensely and returned happy and satiated.

Students of class II visited Shankar’s Doll Museum on August 26, 2015. The museum showcases dolls from all over the country and also the world. Students were awestruck looking at the various dolls attired in gorgeous costumes showcasing the culture of the various communities of the world over. The museum also exhibits the important events of Indian History in the form of a tableau. It was an enriching learning experience for the students.



Flavours of India - A Show by Little Steps

“Flavours of India” is a series of class presentations that has been introduced in the current session to provide opportunities to the students to develop their skills and hone their talents. The third in this series, “Unity in Diversity”, was put up by the students of Step II E & Step II F on August 26, 2015 in the school Auditorium. It was on this lovely and beautiful morning, the parents witnessed their little ones performing on the stage. The students had put up a wonderful show which included dances, songs and a ramp walk.  The states and union territories, heritage sites, famous personalities & cuisines of India were also showcased. The highlight of the event was a drawing and a colouring activity wherein the parents and the student had teamed up to put forward their artistic bent of mind. We thank all the parents for gracing the occasion and being a part of the educational journey of their ward.



Career Counseling Workshop

Law has become one of the most sort out professions by students after 12th. Keeping the need of the hour in mind we had with us graduates from National Law School, Bangalore on August 25, 2015. The key speaker was Mr. Abhishek, who has conducted several workshops on topics related to law. Students of classes 11 and 12 were spoken to about career options in law after science, commerce and humanities. They were inspired to look at the opportunities offered in National Law School and the various jobs that one could secure after a law degree.



Workshop on Cyber Safety and Social Networking

Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live and therefore calls for a wise use in the light of knowledge, away from the perils of ignorance.”

The Indian Heights School in association with ‘Eduexcellence’ organized yet another highly informative workshop on Cyber Safety and Social Networking for the parents  on August 22, 2015 in the school auditorium. The workshop was indeed an eye-opener as it revealed how children are easily and more vulnerable to cyber crime as they do not have the knowledge about the risks and perils that await ahead for them on social networking sites. The school principal, Ms Archana Narain in her welcome address also acquainted the parents about the pros and cons of virtual world especially when children are not monitored and left alone on social network. The resource persons from ‘Eduexcellence’  through a slide  show shared some important and alarming facts on Child Online Grooming, Cyber bullying , Precautions when using a Web Cam , Digital Reputation and Legal Help. The parents also praised the initiative taken by the school and expressed the desire to attend more such informative and interactive sessions on cyber safety and social networking.



69th Independence Day Celebration at The Indian Heights School

The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka  witnessed fervor of patriotism and zeal as the school celebrated 69th  Independence Day of our country on August 15, 2015 with gaiety and patriotic fervor. The school campus was decorated with Tri colour Flags and Balloons and was bubbling with the spirit of patriotism.  The function was presided over by the Chief Guest  Air Comd. Arvind Menon, and Guest of Honour  Retd. Col. R.S. Tokas and Ms. Julie Tokas  along with the Chairperson of the school Ms. Madhu Gupta, the Manager of the school, Mr. Puneet Gupta  & the Principal, Ms. Archana Narain.  The Parents of the students were also seen brimming with joy and passion while they  attended the program.

The Chief Guest Air Comd. Arvind Menon unfurled the Tri-Colour, released the balloons and paid tribute to the martyrs.  The Principal in her speech,  urged the students to follow their footsteps and motivated the students to carry the flame of Independent India to greater heights. The Chief Guest, Air Comd. Arvind Menon also addressed the students and expressed in his speech the value of freedom.  He appreciated the young students who were dressed in the attire of Leaders of our country, and said that he always wanted to meet the heroes of the freedom struggle and today has got the chance to meet them.

The students of TIHS also presented a colorful cultural programe. The highlights of the program were Speech by the Head Girl of the school, Yoga Display. P.T Display, Singing and Dancing performances and Tableaux Show followed by the Kite Flying Competition by the students and their parents.  This competition kept the energy of the students and parents very high.  The school campus witnessed the colourful & beautiful kites flying high, showing & expressing  the spirit of joy and festivity.



A Havan Ceremony was performed in The Indian Heights School on the occasion of Guru Poornima

A pious festival, Guru Poornima was celebrated at The Indian Heights School by performing a Havan ceremony.  This festival is celebrated to express reverence towards spiritual Gurus, teachers or mentors.  The word Guru has been derived from two parts- Gu that means darkness and Ru that is the antidote to the darkness.  The place of Guru is very high in the Indian culture and mythology.  The word Guru implies someone who shows & takes us away from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.  Students participated in the Havan ceremony, sang Saraswati Vandana and chanted Gaytri Mantra.  The Chairperson of the school, Ms Madhu Gupta and the Principal conveyed their greetings and blessings to the students on this occasion.



FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATED AT THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The campus of Indian Heights school, sector 23, Dwarka witnessed hustle & bustle along with excitement while proud fathers of Little Steps along with their wards with  full gusto entered to take part in ‘Fathers Day celebration’ in the school premises  on 1 August, 2015. The program started with lighting of the lamp by the Chairperson of the school, Ms. Madhu Gupta, Principal Ms. Archana Narain along with the eminent Guests followed by welcome song & scintillating Swagatam dance by the talented students of the school. The highlights of the event were ‘Master Chef Dad Competition‘ & ‘My Dad Super Dad-Ramp walk. The Fathers of Nursery & K.G students enthusiastically took part in both the competitions. They not only showcased their expertise in cooking but also expressed their charming moves on the Ramp.  The esteem panel of judges comprised of  Executive Chef, Rakesh Sethi, Ms Vinita Khullar , Capt. Sameer Khullar ,  & Col. Riyaz Khan who  had a tough time in selecting the winners in both the competitions. Under ‘My Dad Super Dad-Ramp walk’ category the  First position was grabbed by Dr. Prabhash Ranjan, father of Mast. Aanjnay Ranjan, Mr. Munish Bhatia, father of Ms. Hemakshi Bhatia was the First runner up  & Second  runner up was   Mr. Gautam Rajpal, father of Aaryan Rajpal.  Mr. Mayank Gangrade father of Reyansh Gangade won the First position under  ‘Master Chef Dad Competition‘  Mr. Amit Bhatnagar, father of Ms. Manya Bhatnagar  was the First runner up and the Second runner up was Mr. Sachin Dadu, father of Ms. Aahana Dadu.

 

The active participation of the Fathers of little steps in both the competitions was praiseworthy. This unique idea of involving the Fathers in  such competitions was appreciated by all and Father’s Day was a grand success.



A TWO DAYS ANNUAL INTER SCHOOL COMPETITION- EUPHONY, 2015-AN AMALGAMATION OF CREATIVITY ORGANIZED BY THE INDIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The Indian Heights school sector 23, Dwarka hosted  a two days inter- school competition Euphony 2015 –an amalgamation of creativity on 23 and 24 July 2015. The campus of the school was pulsating with vibrant energy as 55 schools and over 1000 students from schools of Dwarka & NCR participated  in this gala event. The program started with lighting of the lamp followed by a welcome song, Durga stuti and beautifully choreographed swagtam dance by the talented students of the school. The Principal of the School, .Ms Archana Narain, welcomed  the  Chairperson of the school Ms. Madhu Gupta, eminent Judges, Teachers and students of the participating schools. The Judges to grace the occasion were of repute & well renowned in their respective fields.  The eminent panel of judges comprised of the celebrity executive Chef Rakesh Sethi, Ms. Priya Sawant, Mr. Ashwani Kumar Prithviwasi, Principal & Managing Director of Delhi College of Arts, Ms. Shobha Patnaik, Dr. Jaspreet Kaur & Dr. K.V.Mahalaxmi, Shri Krishna Dutt Maharaj, guru Smt. Rashmi Khanna, founder & Vice President of Kalyani Kala Mandir Society & one of the leading Bharatnatyam exponents of India to name a few. The day one witnessed a wholehearted participation by all the students  in different competitions like Tribal Dance, Wall Magazine, Flameless Cooking & Debate with a more promising participation and performance on the second day’s events like Paper Ball Pasting, Fusion Dance, Enact-a-Jingle, Costume Parade & Mime.

Each and every competition was very closely fought and the judges had tough time selecting the winners which they acknowledged in their acknowledgement speech. Both the days saw a lot of excitement at the time of prize distribution ceremony.  The Chairperson, Ms. Madhu Gupta along with the Principal and the Judges gave away the prizes to the winners. The Rolling Trophy was bagged by BGS International School, Dwarka. We thank and congratulate all the participant schools for making Euphony-2015 a resounding success.



Investiture Ceremony of Senior Wing held at TIHS

“Great leaders are always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

The Investiture Ceremony is a platform to showcase the leadership skills and abilities of the students and is the most prestigious ceremony in the schedule of the school events.  The Investiture Ceremony of The Indian Heights School for the academic session 2015-2016 was held in a special ceremony at the school premises on July 21, 2015 where the deserving young talents of our school were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their school from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence. The event was presided over by the Chief Guest Col. Navdeep Brar and the school principal Ms Archana Narain .  It was conducted with the high degree of sincerity and enthusiasm.  The Chief Guest and the school Principal Ms Archana Narain presented the badges and sashes to the students of classes XI and XII for their respective portfolios. The school Principal Ms Archana Narain administered the oath of office to the new Students’ Council. She congratulated them and apprised them of their responsibilities and exhorted them to uphold the rich traditions of the school. She further stressed that while times have changed, entering the realm of student leadership remains both a challenge and an honor and wished the entire senate, success and victory in all their endeavors. On behalf of the newly appointed Students’ Council , ( The Head Advisor – Jaspreet Singh Sadana) The Head boy – Arshdeep Singh Uppal and the Headgirl – Trivarna Hariharan expressed their gratitude to the school for reposing faith in them and promised to discharge their duties honestly with utmost commitment and earnestness. The Chief Guest in his motivational speech, advised the students to be the architects of the future and builders of a collective vision, thereby leaving behind a legacy for all to cherish. To enthuse the office bearers even more, the school choir presented the song ‘This Little Guiding Light of Mine’. The newly appointed office-bearers also vowed to act as role models for the rest of the school to emulate. The momentous ceremony ended with the school choir’s rendition of “We Shall Overcome” and the National Anthem. Smiling and jubilant, the school authorities marched ahead immediately to take charge of their new offices.



Investiture Ceremony of Primary Wing Students’ Council Held at TIHS

The Indian Heights School was brimming with joy and energy as it was indeed a proud moment for the school as well as for the Primary wing, as their First Investiture Ceremony was held on July 20, 2015. The bright and happy students of the Primary Wing were anxiously waiting for the ceremony to be conducted.  The Chief Guest for the occasion was AVM P.R.Sinha, VSM.  The parents of the Council Members were also invited to witness the ceremony.  The ceremony began with the lighting of lamp followed by the invocation of Goddess Saraswati by the talented students of the school.  A beautifully choreographed welcome dance was also presented. The Members of Students’ Council entered the venue amidst a hushed silence, holding candles to the beats of the drum.  The Chief Guest, Chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta & Principal, Ms. Archana Narain conferred the students with their badges.  Principal, Ms Archana Narain administered the oath to the Students’ Council. The Chief Guest while addressing the students and parents congratulated one and all and inspired all to be independent and confident in their thinking and bearing.  Principal, Ms. Archana Narain inspired the students via her speech and encouraged them to shoulder the responsibility with dignity, grace and confidence and lead by example.  The newly sworn in Members also addressed the gathering.  The Primary Wing school choir and the students council together gave a beautiful rendition of ‘We Shall Overcome’.  The vote of thanks was proposed by the Head Girl, Primary Wing. The members of the TIHS family wish them a successful tenure.



Inter-House Competition-Radio Jockey

“A radio is a theatre of Mind”

The students from classes VI to VIII participated in an Inter- House Radio Jockey Competition held in school on July16, 2015. The theme of the competition was ‘From the bitterness of disease, we learn the sweetness of good health’. The participants in their presentations highlighted the importance of good food and healthy eating habits. Each presentation displayed good sense of humor   and creativity of mind as the students performed with enthusiasm to entertain their listeners. It was indeed a rich learning experience where students worked as a team to frame their broadcast that included variety of presentations like chat with listeners, guest interviews, jingles, news and songs.



'HAMARA UTTAR PRADESH’

At The Indian Heights School our endeavour has always been to provide holistic education to our students.  The learning of our students is not just limited to the cognitive development but also focuses on the kinesthetic and emotional growth as well. To further enhance their life skills and sharpen their talent a series of class presentations by the name ‘Flavors of India’ has been initiated by the school for the students of Little Steps. The idea to have these presentations is to ensure that the students are able to develop their inborn talent, overcome stage fear, enhance listening and oratory skills.  Under the theme (Flavors of India) we are covering all the States of our country.  The second in the series was ‘Hamara Uttar Pradesh’ which was held on July 15, 2015  by the students of Step-II C and D. The parents and grandparents witnessed this presentation and were very happy seeing their little ones performing on the stage. 

 



VIDEO CONFERENCE SESSION WITH WITCHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL UK CARDIFF

With further continuing & strengthening our Partnership Program with Whitchurch Primary School, UK, the school had a Video Conferencing Session on July 15, 2015 with students of Class V.  This was an introductory session wherein students introduced themselves and exchanged information about their school, family, hobby and interests.  This meeting proved to be a great learning experience for the students of both the schools as they learnt many things about a native country.



TALK ON ENVIRONMENT

An Environmental talk was conducted on July 15, 2015 in the school premises by the Science teachers for the students of classes VI-X on the topic ‘Use of Eco-Friendly  Technologies in our daily lives’.  The talk highlighted on the judicious and sustainable use of resources so that we can save our environment for the future generations.  The importance of   use of eco-friendly technology in our daily lives was also discussed in detail. A slide share was also shown on the use of eco-friendly technologies. At the end children asked questions and raised queries which enriched their knowledge on the use of eco-friendly technology. This Talk has sensitized & helped students to make conscientious efforts to take care of their environment.



TIHS Celebrated World No Tobacco Day 2015

‘Gift your life fresh air and good health and not tar.’

The Indian Heights School celebrated ‘ WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY’ on July 14, 2015 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and to raise awareness on the harm to people’s health caused by the illicit trade in tobacco products, especially among the youth and low-income groups, due to the increased accessibility and affordability of these products.

The Students from Prayas House conducted a special assembly on the theme, ‘Say No to Tobacco’ where they shared number of alarming facts about use of tobacco and how they are strongly detrimental rather fatal to human life. The students from classes VI to VIII also sang a song that  highlighted the need to give up the habit as it causes serious health hazards to even the people around.The highlight of the assembly was a street play where  the students from classes IX and X strongly condemned  satirically  the role of companies that indulge in illicit trade of tobacco products. The play also highlighted how  tobacco products hook young people into tobacco experimentation and use because they are more affordable.

The school also conducted various activities and competitions as an initiative to generate awareness on tobacco induced health hazards.

Classes VI to VIII participated in Poster Designing competition where they displayed their creativity and innovation to raise the concern by drawing pictures and images to show how tobacco epidemic kills people at alarming rate every year and by writing slogans to eradicate the menace of tobacco. The slogans like, ‘Put it Out before it puts you’, ‘If you can’t help smoking , cancer will’ , ‘Be a global citizen, Say no to tobacco’ strongly appealed to quit smoking.

Students from classes IX and X participated in essay writing competition titled, ‘Smoking is suicide, it is death in anticipation ’. The students wrote about the tobacco toxins, lethal chemicals that tobacco contains and about other health hazards of chewing tobacco.



TIHS celebrates 'GO GREEN WEEK' Tree Plantation Drive in School

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Trees hold an eco system that plays a vital role in sustainable development of our resources, hence supporting all life forms on the planet Earth.The challenge that lies ahead for all of us to live in harmony with nature and to value and nurture the natural heritage around us.

Working towards this noble cause and to sensitize the students on the value of tree plantation, the school organized ‘GO GREEN WEEK’ where the students from classes VI to VIII participated in Tree Plantation Drive from July 13 to July15 2015.The students brought saplings from home varying from ornamental, medicinal to Croto. The children planted these saplings in the school compound. They were placed in large clay pots and freshly dug earth mixed with manure accommodated all around. The School gardener looked on and offer friendly tips to ensure that each sapling was carefully tended. It was a rich learning experience as students became acquainted with the common names of the saplings like neem, kachnaar, tulsi, jamun, ashwagandha, etc.



World Environment Day Celebrate TIHS

              “Earth is but one country and Mankind its citizens.”

Environment has become the most discussed issue, the world over. The apocalypse that stares us, in the not so distant future, is real and cannot be ignored anymore. The world that we inherited is being senselessly vandalised by a few vested interests and being pushed to the brink, unless a concerted effort is made to reverse this diabolical path, it is hurtling in.

So to generate awareness and sensitized the learners, The Indian Heights School celebrated World Environment Day 2015 through an array of activities which were conducted in school premises.

A special Assembly was conducted on July 7, 2015. Where the students from Manas house shared facts about environmental degradation. The students also took the pledge to save the environment. The school Principal, Ms. Archana Narain, highlighted the role of students in saving the natural resources and guided them to develop ‘green habits’, starting from school, like switching off lights, fans, Ac when leaving the class rooms, using the school bus instead of personal car, saving papers etc.

The club activities also witnessed an overwhelming response of the students.

In Art and Craft club, classes VI to VIII participated in activities like poster making on the theme ‘Save Energy, Protect your Environment’ where they displayed their creativity to utilize the natural resources judiciously.

In Public Speaking Club, classes VI to VIII participated in elocution competition titled ‘Renewable Sources: the energy sources of the future’,and voiced their concerns to value the gifts of nature. In verbal dual, (debate, Classes IX-XII) through their strong rhetorical skills, shared their concern on relevance of Organic Farming as a better alternative than conventional farming.

In the quiz, organized by Eco Club, the students whole heartedly participated and displayed their knowledge with updated facts and figures on the national parks and wild life sanctuaries of India.



Career Counselling Workshop by the School Counselor

Career counselling is defined as the process of assisting individual in making the career choice. It integrates the understanding of the self and the environment. In order to choose the right career it is important that students understand aptitude, interests , have a good insight of self and gather as much information as possible on their respective career choices. With this aim a Career Counseling workshop was conducted by the   school counselor for classes X-XII on July 8, 2015, in the school auditorium which proved to be very helpful for the students to understand and make choices for their future course of action regarding choosing the right career for themselves.



JOINING HANDS WITH ITIHAAS

“It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.

It is always our endeavour to provide holistic education to our learners.  In order to make our students understand our rich heritage the school has joined hands with ‘ITIHAAS’ i-e. Indian traditions and Heritage Society’ which works to ensure that every child becomes a rightful inheritor of the past and can apply this knowledge to understand and solve problems faced by the society. Under this program, Ms. Smita Vast, Director, ITIHAAS conducted an orientation session with the teachers in the school premises. The workshop generated awareness on tangible and intangible heritage, traditions and legacies as rich source of learning and that how every child can become a rightful inheritor of her past. Through our association with ITIHAAS, the students will get an opportunity to visit different monuments in Delhi and get a better understanding of their own city thereby experiencing their heritage, interacting with people and resource people along with  workshops and seminars followed by a well framed curriculum oriented feed back . The study tours to explore the rich cultural heritage of the city will be organized from time to time  by the team ‘ITIHAAS’.



Trip to Land of Heaven

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

To awaken in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. Travelling merges imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are. We at The Indian Heights School understand that rejuvenation is not only necessary for teachers but it’s equally important for the students. As a result a 5-days Trip from May 17 to 21 to Mcleod Ganj was organized by the school where a team of five teachers along with 52 students from classes VI to XII ventured into the land of temples and monasteries. It was an altogether different experience for everybody. For the students of classes VI, VII and VIII, staying away from parents and adjusting with friends and seniors, was an amazing and exciting feeling. On day one students visited Tibet National Martyrs Memorial which captures the zeitgeist of a forgotten people and Tsug la Khang (Dalai Lama’s Temple) at Tsuglagkhang. The temple houses the Namgyal Monastery and shrine rooms. The largest shrine contains a huge gilded statue of the Buddha, along with two smaller statues of Chenresig and Guru Rinpoche. On second day students did trekking of 3 kms and reached Bhagsu Waterfall. This was the place where children enjoyed their trip to its fullest and the fun clad group got so engrossed in the scenic beauty of the waterfall, hills and nature that they almost denied the return to the material world. On the way back students took blessings in the Bhagsu Nag Temple which is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Bhagsu Nag, the snake God, and to Lord Shiva. A fresh water spring, in which the pilgrims take holy dip, flows through the temple.  Shopping is an amazing thing that attracts everybody equally. In the evening students and teachers went around in the local Tibetan market and bought souvenirs for their friends and parents. 3-hours DJ night was the attraction of the day. Children enjoyed the DJ evening to its fullest. On the third day visit to St John’s Church in the Wilderness which is about 2 km from McLeod Ganj, towards Forsythe Ganj and Martyr’s Memorial at Dharamshala was scheduled for the students. This Memorial was built to honour and remember those brave soldiers who sacrificed their life for the country in the Post Independence Era.

The trip concluded on May 21 at 6:00 am in the morning when the tour team reached back home tired from the journey but refreshed from the visit to the “Land of Heaven”.

 



Astronomy Workshop for Classes VI-X

The students from classes VI–X on May 18, 2015 attended yet another highly informative and interactive workshop on Astronomy. The theme of the workshop was ‘The Sun: Our Star’ the students learned amazing facts about Sun, its size, solar family, distance from the sun, elliptical orbit and energy in the sun. Through a slide show the learners got acquainted about other facts like the differential rotation of the sun, sun spots, solar flares, solar prominences and safe solar methods to observe the sun.

The highlight of the workshop was hands on group activity where students made their own pin hole projectors to observe the sun. Later on, they went to school field and observed sun’s image projection and sun spots through telescope. They also used their pin hole projections and solar view goggles to observe the sun. The learners were highly enthusiastic and expressed the desire to attend more such workshops in future.